Author Antony.Lee
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Date 2015-08-31.17:00:05
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Currently, distutils.Command is a "hand-written" ABC; i.e. direct instantiaion or calling the "abstract" methods initialize_options, run and finalize_options raises a RuntimeError saying that the method (not named in the error message, which is thus a little bit cryptic) must be overriden.

In particular, this makes it impossible to use super() when overriding these methods (while Command.{initialize_options,run,finalize_options} have empty implementations, using super() is a fairly normal approach when inheriting, and needed in the case of multiple inheritance).

Switching to an ABC-based design would solve this issue.
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