[Python-Dev] API for the new sysconfig module

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 22:18:49 CET 2010

On Dec 11, 2010, at 9:21 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:17 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 12:55:25 +1000
>> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>>>> On 12/10/2010 4:59 PM, R. David Murray wrote:
>>>>> Like Éric, I'm not sure what the implications of the existing module
>>>>> having been released in 2.7 and 3.2 beta are in terms of making such an
>>>>> API change.
>>>> I am with Raymond on this: the purpose of betas is so we can test *and* make
>>>> changes. No one should base production software on a beta release.
>>> It's also the key difference between betas and release candidates.
>> Seems that both you and Terry have missed the part where the sysconfig
>> API is already part of 2.7, though.
> I had missed that, yes*. I suspect Raymond may have missed it as well.
> Cheers,
> Nick.
> *(I sometimes lose track of which changes were made in both branches
> pre-2.7, which ones were mode post-2.7 release, and which ones went in
> pre-2.7, but were 3.x only regardless)

Right.  I missed that it was already in 2.7.
So, now we're stuck with it, forever.


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