[Python-Dev] Enhancing the shutil module

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Jan 17 20:55:47 CET 2010

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 11:51, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> For 2.7/3.2, I am in the process of removing modules in Distutils that
> can be replaced by calls to existing functions in stdlib. For
> instance, "dir_util" and "file_util" (old modules from the Python 1.x
> era) are going away in favor of calls to shutil (and os), so the
> Distutils package gets lighter.
> Another module I would like to move away from Distutils is
> "archive_util". It contains helpers to build archives, whether they
> are zip or tar files. I propose to move those useful functions into
> shutil, as this seems the most logical place.

If it's archive-agnostic then shutil is probably the best place.

> I also propose to maintain this "shutil" module for now on (no one is
> declared as a maintainer in maintainers.rst) since Distutils will
> become a heavy user of its functions.

> Any objections/opinions ?

No objections from me.

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