[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 2.7 alpha 2

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 23:03:41 CET 2010

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:56, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>> Maybe not, but the Distribute feature is there because IMO the
>> distutils feature by itself isn't particularily useful. You need to
>> write your own distutils extensions, in practice, and they are not
>> trivial.
> I wouldn't say that. My Django port works with bare distutils (as
> does Django itself), and it works fine.
> That distribute had to redo it is only because setuptools *replaces*
> the build_py command, as does the 2to3 support in distutils. So only
> if you have a different build_py already, you can't use what is in
> distutils.

Yeah, you are right, I misremembered. The actual additional feature is
the support for the test command. Testing under Python 2 and 3 without
it is annoying.

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