[Numpy-discussion] Time for beta1 of NumPy 1.0

Sasha ndarray at mac.com
Sat Jul 1 15:07:36 CDT 2006


On 7/1/06, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> I strongly believe that we need to be using whatever build system is the
> standard for Python packages. I'm happy to see distutils go away in favor of
> something better, but that "something better" needs to be actively promoted as
> *the* replacement for distutils for *all* Python packages, not just numpy.
>

I strongly agree.  Distutils is in such a bad shape partially because
extension packages either not use distutils or extend distutils in
non-standard ways.  Python-dev is not an easy crowd to deal with, but
in the long run investing effort in improving core distutils will pay
off.




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