[Python-Dev] packaging location ?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Sep 13 11:38:57 CEST 2012

On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:14:17 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM, R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
> > When the removal was being pondered, the possibility of keeping certain
> > bits that were more ready than others was discussed.  Perhaps the best
> > way forward is to put it back in bits, with the most finished (and PEP
> > relevant) stuff going in first.  That might also give non-packaging
> > people bite-sized-enough chunks to actually digest and help with.
> This is the plan I'm going to propose. The previous approach was to
> just throw the entirety of distutils2 in there, but there are some
> hard questions that doesn't address, and some use cases it doesn't
> handle. So, rather than importing it wholesale and making the stdlib
> the upstream for distutils2, I believe it makes more sense for
> distutils2 to remain an independent project, and we cherry pick bits
> and pieces for the standard library's new packaging module as they
> stabilise.

How is that going to be useful? Most people use distutils / packaging as
an application, not a library. If you provide only a subset of
the necessary features, people won't use packaging.



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