[Python-Dev] Why was Misc/Makefile.pre.in removed?

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
02 May 2002 20:16:07 +0200

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

> > I'm wondering why Makefile.pre.in was removed from Python 2.2.
> It was an error-prone mechanism that was impossible to maintain;
> distutils works much better.

More specifically, it was already broken when it was removed; nobody
volunteered to fix it.