[Python-Dev] Objections to PEP 264?

Greg Ball gball@cfa.harvard.edu
Sat, 18 Aug 2001 18:09:29 -0400 (EDT)

Tim's latest change to __future__.py has toasted the build process. Python
itself builds fine, then is run to build the extensions.

site imports distutils
distutils imports re
re imports sre
sre imports copy_reg
copy_reg imports types
types imports __future__
__future__ imports new, uh oh, new doesn't yet exist...

python then tries to keep going but with distutils non-functional,
it doesn't stand a chance.

If the new module is now considered mainstream, maybe it could be built

--Greg Ball