[Distutils] WinNT and distutils

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Fri, 28 Jan 2000 06:45:46 -0800 (PST)

On 28 Jan 2000, Michael Hudson wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > Registry files are binary files. You're thinking of a .reg file which can
> > be passed to regsvr32. .reg files have syntax similar to .ini files.
> Yup, you're right.
> > In short: no, you cannot parse them. You must have access to the Win32
> > registry functions.
> Presumably Microsoft change the binary format every six months for
> fun, too...

Heh. Guess Microsoft isn't the only advocate of FUD.

> > There has been discussion about putting them into Python 1.6.
> That would strike me as quite a good idea. It's hard to see how
> distutils can function *really* well on Windows without them.

I definitely agree.

However, Greg Ward has this requirement in his head: distutils must work
on Python 1.5. Therefore, you may have some problems here.

Go fight him about it, though. I'll stay on the sidelines :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/