[Distutils] Disposition of C extensions and packages

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 17:02:52 -0500 (EST)

Guido van Rossum writes:
 > Note that your example hinges on "a large number of translation
 > files".  That reeks of a disk space argument!  (If you were thinking

  I conceed the point.
  My example was bad.  If I make it "stuff that might be changed at
the site", I see that the right solution is to have a file outside the 
package rather than inside it.
  I still don't like having to have two copies of the Python files to
support multiple platforms for a couple of package modules, but that's 
very different and not clearly anything other than personal
preference.  I'm sure someone else can come up with a really good
argument against it, though.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.	     <fdrake@acm.org>
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