[Python-Dev] [Distutils] Is is worth disentangling distutils?

Antonio Cavallo a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu
Fri Dec 14 01:10:45 CET 2012

I'll have a look into distutils2, I tough it was (another) dead end.
I every case my target is py2k (2.7.x) and I've no case for 
transitioning to py3k (too much risk).

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Antonio Cavallo
> <a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I wonder if is it worth/if there is any interest in trying to "clean" up
>> distutils: nothing in terms to add new features, just a *major* cleanup
>> retaining the exact same interface.
>> I'm not planning anything like *adding features* or rewriting rpm/rpmbuild
>> here, simply cleaning up that un-holy code mess. Yes it served well, don't
>> get me wrong, and I think it did work much better than anything it was meant
>> to replace it.
>> I'm not into the py3 at all so I wonder how possibly it could fit/collide
>> into the big plan.
>> Or I'll be wasting my time?
> The effort of making something that replaces distutils is, as far as I
> can understand, currently on the level of taking the best bits out of
> distutils2 and putting it into Python 3.4 under the name "packaging".
> I'm sure that effort can need more help.
> //Lennart

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