[Python-ideas] Proposal: Moratorium on Python language changes

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Thu Oct 22 00:18:55 CEST 2009

Jesse Noller wrote:
> Distutils != core language syntax.

This, I know :)

 > Distutils was already mentioned in
 > guido's original email, and given it's a standard library module, it
 > can continue to evolve.

I was specifically referring to PEP 382, which I'm hoping can be used to 
solve some of the heartburn that setuptools causes some people. I 
believe we'll need to modify the import machinery for it, since the PEP 
itself says "The import statement is extended so that it directly 
considers *.pth files during import".

But I'll admit that I've not studied the PEP enough to know to implement 
it or how much it helps the situation.


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