[Python-Dev] zlib not compiled by default

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 14:53:25 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "JCA" == James C Ahlstrom <jim@interet.com> writes:

    JCA> I think that what Andy wants is to have zlib always
    JCA> distributed with Python, and always available.

We've argued about that before, although I'm not sure if we did so on
python-dev.  I argued for this, in the context of distutils, but I
think Guido doesn't want to maintain this external library.  We'd have
to do that if we distribute it with Python.