[Python-Dev] First draft of "sysconfig"

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Dec 15 22:05:05 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:52 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> [..]
>>> I've refactored distutils/ and site.py so they work with this new
>>> module, and added deprecation warnings in distutils.sysconfig.
>> I think we really need to do something about these kinds of
>> deprecations.
>> IMHO, there is no need to deprecate an entry point if the code
>> has just moved to some other location in the stdlib.
>> A simple note in the documentation and the NEWS file should be
>> enough to get programmers to use the new location for code that
>> doesn't have to work with older Python versions.
> There are both cases in fact: some APIs have just moved, and some have
> changed. So I guess I could keep a deprecation warning only for the
> latter.

Sounds like a plan.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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