[Python-Dev] 3.x as the official release

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Sep 16 22:38:56 CEST 2010

At 10:18 PM 9/16/2010 +0200, Éric Araujo wrote:
>Le 15/09/2010 21:45, Tarek Ziadé a écrit : > Could we remove in 
>any case the wsgiref.egg-info file ? Since we've > been working on a 
>new format for that (PEP 376), that should be > starting to get used 
>in the coming years, it'll be a bit of a > non-sense to have that 
>metadata file in the sdtlib shipped with 3,2 On a related subject: 
>Would it make sense not to run install_egg_info from install 
>anymore?  We probably can’t remove the command because of backward 
>compat, but we could stop running it (thus creating egg-info files) by default.

If you're talking about distutils2 on Python 3, then of course 
anything goes: backward compatibility isn't an issue.  For 2.x, not 
writing the files would indeed produce backward compatibility problems.

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