Author eric.araujo
Recipients Arfrever, eric.araujo, eric.smith, olliewalsh, tarek
Date 2012-07-02.20:27:23
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As I said in the other bug, symlinks handling in not fully specified: some functions (like copy_file and copy_tree) have arguments to control copy/link/symlink, but the higher-level commands don’t expose that choice to the user.  At present I am not sure if having symlinks in a distribution makes sense, and if the install command (or platform-specific systems for bdists) supports it.  I am not sure what the correct behavior would be here.

(BTW the example you link to is not at all monkey-patching, but clean extension of distutils using the provided hooks. :)
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