[Python-Dev] PEP 384 accepted

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Dec 2 23:51:14 CET 2010

On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:21:25 +0100
"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Am 02.12.2010 22:54, schrieb Michael Foord:
> > On 02/12/2010 21:39, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> >>> 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.
> > 
> > What situation worse?
> The "distutils is unmaintained" situation. It's not only unmaintained
> now, but proposed improvements are rejected without consideration, on
> the grounds that they are changes.

I think distutils is simply a bugfix branch for distutils2. Similarly
as how we don't commit improvements in e.g. 2.7 or 3.1, neither do we
commit improvements to distutils.

(and I think that's how Guido wanted it anyway)



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