[Doc-SIG] A promise

Moshe Zadka Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il>
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 09:24:58 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:

> Moshe Zadka writes:
>  > OK, it's 4am so maybe I'm totally spaced out, but isn't the Tools/
>  > directory *choke full* of executable tools beyond the interpreter
>  > itself? They're written in Python, but I doubt docutils is going
>  > to be written in Python too. 
>   Oops!  My fault -- I wasn't clear.  None of that stuff is
> *installed* on Unix.  And IDLE is the only thing from that "installed"
> on Windows.  (And I think it *should* be installed on Unix as well,
> along with whatever other tools make sense, and their man pages.)

OK, define "UNIX". What you mean is probably "not installed by the
default source install". Well, guess what -- many people are not
using the default source install, but rather packaging systems.
On Debian, for example, "apt-get install task-python-dev" installs
IDLE too. And when there are other important tools, I'm guessing
they'll be Debianized too. There was a discussion in Python-Dev not
long ago about installing more things with the source install --
not that it got anywhere once we realized distutils doesn't
support executables yet. A worth goal, but for another sig <wink>.

Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il> -- 95855124