[Python-Dev] 2to3 porting HOWTO: setup.py question

Éric Araujo merwok at netwok.org
Tue Jul 24 00:27:54 CEST 2012

On 22/07/2012 15:57, R. David Murray wrote:
> I'm not familiar with distutils, really, so you could be right about
> what it is important to test.  I was commenting based on the code
> snippet presented, which just deciding which "build" object to use.
> If build_py_2to3 can be imported by python2 and subsequently screws up
> the build, then yes the logic is incorrect.

That can’t happen.  The *_2to3 classes (don’t forget build_scripts_2to3) 
only exist in 3.x and work with a version check or an import with 
fallback.  There is no cross-version-build at all in distutils.


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