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Author minrk
Recipients brett.cannon, christian.heimes, eric.snow, lemburg, minrk, ncoghlan, r.david.murray, tdsmith, vstinner
Date 2015-06-30.22:16:18
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> Just because a feature can be misused doesn't make it a bad feature.

That's fair. I'm just not aware of any uses of this feature that aren't misuses, hence the patch.

> Perhaps you could submit a fix for this to the setuptools maintainers instead.

Yes, that's definite the right thing to do, and in fact the first thing I did. It looks like that patch is likely to be merged; it is certainly much less disruptive. That's where I started, then I decided to bring it up to Python itself after reading up on the exploited feature, as it seemed to me like a feature with no use other than misuse.

Thanks for your time.
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