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Author p-ganssle
Recipients p-ganssle, vstinner
Date 2020-02-03.14:24:21
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Per my reasoning in the discourse thread, I disagree with this move. I think that this should be handled in setuptools, which is where we tend to handle breaking changes or even enhancements to distutils.

If we do this in setuptools, we'll get a backport of the deprecation and removal back to 3.5, and it will make it easier to maintain setuptools.

The deprecation of bdist_wininst in Python 3.8 already made it harder to maintain setuptools with no real benefit to the CPython project, I would prefer to not repeat this mistake.
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