[Python-Dev] Raising objections (was: setuptools in the stdlib)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Apr 19 07:48:53 CEST 2006

At 02:57 PM 4/19/2006 +1000, Anthony Baxter wrote:
>Sure, it's possible that some people with extremely complicated
>distutils scripts may find they need to update them.

...if and *only* if they want setuptools' features, or their users do.

Sorry to seize on this point out of context, Anthony.  I just want to 
prevent anybody from seizing on this as an objection on "backward 
compatibility" grounds.  Nobody will be forced to use setuptools in 2.5, 
any more than anyone will be forced to use ctypes or elementtree or sqlite.

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