On 10/04/2018 06:51 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
What is the point, then, of making these packages optional in the
first place? Shouldn't by that logic a missing dependency rather
trigger a build failure unless someone enables a certain
switch (e.g. ‘--without-xz’), e.g. for special-purpose distribution.
I don't know. Realistically, any decent distributor of Python
should include those optional modules, and I don't remember
encountering a Python that doesn't has them.
Possibly. But not saying anything isn't the best alternative under
Adding a note saying otherwise in the docs may pointlessly scare users away.