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Issue #29218: Remove unused install_misc command

It has been documented as unused since 6c6844a2fa30 (2000-05-25)

Patch by Eric N. Vander Weele.
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berkerpeksag committed Feb 1, 2017
1 parent 7215a04 commit ef6bf4c28f78c1f9ad01ff466c9c84d4513a506b
Showing with 3 additions and 31 deletions.
  1. +0 −31 Lib/distutils/
  2. +3 −0 Misc/NEWS
@@ -401,34 +401,3 @@ def make_file(self, infiles, outfile, func, args,
# Otherwise, print the "skip" message

# XXX 'install_misc' class not currently used -- it was the base class for
# both 'install_scripts' and 'install_data', but they outgrew it. It might
# still be useful for 'install_headers', though, so I'm keeping it around
# for the time being.

class install_misc(Command):
"""Common base class for installing some files in a subdirectory.
Currently used by install_data and install_scripts.

user_options = [('install-dir=', 'd', "directory to install the files to")]

def initialize_options (self):
self.install_dir = None
self.outfiles = []

def _install_dir_from(self, dirname):
self.set_undefined_options('install', (dirname, 'install_dir'))

def _copy_files(self, filelist):
self.outfiles = []
if not filelist:
for f in filelist:
self.copy_file(f, self.install_dir)
self.outfiles.append(os.path.join(self.install_dir, f))

def get_outputs(self):
return self.outfiles
@@ -223,6 +223,9 @@ Extension Modules

- Issue #29218: Unused install_misc command is now removed. It has been
documented as unused since 2000. Patch by Eric N. Vander Weele.

- Issue #29338: The help of a builtin or extension class now includes the
constructor signature if __text_signature__ is provided for the class.

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