[Python-Dev] zlib not compiled by default

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@beopen.com
Thu, 13 Jul 2000 23:59:38 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "MZ" == Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il> writes:

    MZ> I'm currently drawing a list for extensions to include:

    |  -- zlib

For sure.

    |  -- Tcl/Tk

I've always wanted it in every Python distribution I build, and this
one in particular is a pain to add.

    |  -- expat
    |  -- PIL
    |  -- Anything else? 


My fear is that these extension modules might end up like pcre
though.  We start with the standard stuff and then start to slowly
fork it as we find we need extras.  Then we're stuck maintaining our
version separately and folding in patches as the original moves
forward.  Yuck.

Does distutils come to the rescue here?  Am I being overly paranoid?