[Python-Dev] Removal of install_misc command from distutils
brett at python.org
Fri Jul 6 15:11:23 EDT 2018
For referencing, the commit was
and the issue was https://bugs.python.org/issue29218 .
On Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at 11:27 Alexander Belopolsky <
alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> I started porting my project  to Python 3.7 and came across bpo-29218:
> "The unused distutils install_misc command has been removed." 
> Historically, the distutils package was very conservative about changes
> because many 3rd party packages extended it in ways unforeseen by the
> Python core developers. As far as I can tell, this removal was done
> without a deprecation period or any public discussion.
> The comment above the command class  was there for 18 years and
> promised to "keep it around for the time being." Why did it suddenly
> become necessary to remove it in 3.7? Is shedding 20 lines of code really
> worth the risk of breaking user code?
> : https://github.com/KxSystems/pyq
> : https://docs.python.org/3/whatsnew/3.7.html#api-and-feature-removals
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