[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: distutils/distutils msvccompiler.py,1.33,1.34

Greg Ward gward@mems-exchange.org
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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