[Python-Dev] Distribution tools: What I would like to see

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Nov 28 19:08:17 CET 2006

Talin schrieb:
> To that extent, it can be useful sometimes to have someone who is in the 
> process of learning how to use the system, and who is willing to 
> carefully analyze and write down their own experiences while doing so. 

I readily agree that the documentation can be improved, and applaud
efforts to do so. And I have no doubts that distutils is difficult to
learn for a beginner.

In Talin's remarks, there was also the suggestion that distutils is
"in need of some serious refactoring". It is such remarks that get
me started: it seems useless to me to make such a statement if they
are not accompanied with concrete proposals what specifically to
change. It also gets me upset because it suggests that all prior
contributors weren't serious.


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