Author jdemeyer
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Date 2018-02-06.19:29:48
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I am genuinely curious to hear a good reason why timestamps should be preserved by distutils. I cannot really imagine what could possibly break. As I said, this is the standard for many non-Python projects and it seems to work just fine.

I can see one potential backwards-compatibility issue for projects abusing distutils to do things unrelated to installing Python packages. So I understand that you don't want to change the default in the copy_file() function, but only in the methods calling that function.
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