[Python-Dev] PEP 384 accepted

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Dec 4 00:35:04 CET 2010

On 12/3/2010 5:52 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> Am 03.12.2010 23:48, schrieb Éric Araujo:
>>> But I'm not interested at all in having it in distutils2. I want the
>>> Python build itself to use it, and alas, I can't because of the freeze.
>> You can’t in 3.2, true.  Neither can you in 3.1, or any previous
>> version.  If you implement it in distutils2, you have very good chances
>> to get it for 3.3.  Isn’t that a win?
> It is, unfortunately, a very weak promise. Until distutils2 is
> integrated in Python, I probably won't spend any time on it.

Éric, I have the impression from Tarek and you together that D2 is still 
in alpha only because it is not feature frozen and that it is as capable 
and stable as D1. I do not know what Martin means by 'integrate' (other 
than that he be able to use it to build Python), but if my first 
sentence is true, I cannot help but wonder whether a snapshot of D2 
could be included with 3.2, perhaps as '_distribute2' (note leading 
underscore) at least for Python's use. The doc, if any, could just say 
'Development snapshot of D2.a4 (or whatever) for building Python. Other 
uses should get the latest public release from PyPI."

Terry Jan Reedy

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