[Python-Dev] PEP 384 accepted

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Dec 2 22:39:20 CET 2010

> I was told not to touch to Distutils code to avoid any regression
> since it's patched to the bones in third party products. So we decided
> to freeze distutils and add all new features in Distutils2, which is
> at alpha stage now.  So this move seems contradictory to me.

I think it was a bad decision to freeze distutils, and "we" certainly
didn't make that (not any we that includes me, that is). This freeze
made the situation worse.

IIRC, it was really the incompatible changes that made people ask you to
stop changing distutils.


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