[Python-Dev] "packaging" merge imminent

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Wed May 18 01:25:16 CEST 2011

In article <BANLkTikjoaU=HoG3OsSOvJ5UzOWPTwT=vg at mail.gmail.com>,
 Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Victor Stinner
> <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> wrote:
> > Le mardi 17 mai 2011 à 17:36 +0200, Tarek Ziadé a écrit :
> >> - addition of Lib/packaging
> >> - addition of test/test_packaging.py
> >> - changes in Lib/sysconfig.py
> >> - addition of Lib/sysconfig.cfg
> >
> > Does setup.py continue to use the "old" distutils module?
> Yes. The plan is to keep distutils support, so projects with setup.py
> still work.

Just to be clear: what about for the build of the interpreter itself, 
i.e. its setup.py for the standard library extension modules?  Will the 
existing distutils code continue to be used for that?  Or is it being 
replaced by code in packaging?  If so, have Python builds been tested 
yet on the various platforms?

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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