[Python-Dev] Enhancing the shutil module

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Jan 17 21:04:41 CET 2010

Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek <at> gmail.com> writes:
> 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.

Are these functions portable? Do they rely on external programs?

> 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.

It's ok for me.



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