[Python-Dev] packaging location ?

Éric Araujo eric at netwok.org
Wed Sep 12 21:02:42 CEST 2012


Lib/packaging is in the repository history, and in my backup clones, but
it’s not visible in any branch head as we have no branch for 3.4 yet.  I
can bring the directory back with a simple Mercurial command.

However, it’s not clear to me that we want to do that.  At the inception
of the project, we wanted a new distutils with support for the latest
PEPs and improved extensibility.  Then we found a number of problems in
the PEPs; the last time I pointed the problems out I got no reply but
“find a PEP dictator and propose changes”.  And when I started the
thread about removing packaging in 3.3, hundreds of replies discussed
changing the whole distutils architecture, splitting the project,
exploring new systems, etc., which is why I’m not sure that we can just
bring back packaging in 3.4 as it was and continue with our previous


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