[Python-Dev] zlib not compiled by default

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 09:13:29 -0500

I just want to make it crystal clear that I'm *against* (that's a
-999, only overridable by a bus) inclusion of 3rd party library source
code in the Python source distribution.  Exceptions can only be made
if the particular 3rd party code needs to be modified before it is
usable from Python (e.g. some checksum algorithms, and PCRE) or if
there is no reasonably accessible distribution available on the web.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://dinsdale.python.org/~guido/)