[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: distutils/distutils msvccompiler.py,1.33,1.34
Fri, 30 Jun 2000 10:13:40 -0400
On 29 June 2000, Fred L. Drake, Jr. said:
> Greg Ward wrote in a checkin message:
> > On second thought, first try for _winreg, and then winreg. Only if both
> > fail do we try for win32api/win32con. If *those* both fail, then we don't
> > have registry access. Phew!
> Guido van Rossum writes on python-dev:
> > Is this smart? Doesn't the new winreg have a very different I/F than
> > the old one?
> No, this is bad. It *will* break with winreg; if _winreg isn't
> available, it should use the win32api/win32con/whatever stuff; it's a
> Python 1.5.2 interpreter at that point.
What if it's a 1.6a1 or 1.6a2 interpreter? Presumably people will try
Distutils 0.9 with them. Should I remove that feature now that 0.9 is
out, but before Python 2.0b1?
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