On 6/10/2017 11:27 PM, Joshua Morton wrote:
Neal: As for why zip (at first I thought you meant the zip function, not the zip compression scheme) is included and rle is not, zip is (or was), I believe, used as part of python's packaging infrastructure, hopefully someone else can correct me if that's untrue.
cpython can run from a zipped version of the stdlib. In fact, sys.path contains 'C:\Programs\Python36\python36.zip'
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