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Author eric.araujo
Recipients chris.jerdonek, dstufft, eric.araujo, jaraco, jeffknupp, tarek
Date 2014-03-13.19:32:59
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Thanks for weighing in.  (Adding Donald as pip representative.)

> I'd prefer the patch be accepted or rejected on merits.

The current patch is incomplete because not fully backward-compatible: even if we imported “distutils.debug” everywhere, we’d still need to support third-party code setting for example “distutils.core.DEBUG”.  To fix that, something like a custom module type subclass would be needed, which seems heavy-handed to me.  I weighed that cost against the benefits (slightly easier to change DEBUG status), saw that no developer of setuptools or pip had requested the change (but maybe because of distutils’ complicated maintenance status), and concluded that it was much trouble for little benefit.  Should I reconsider?
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