[Python-Dev] zlib not compiled by default

Moshe Zadka Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il>
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 18:08:28 +0300 (IDT)

On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> 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.

I took it that you're alright with a "sumo" distribution, which is core
Python with + lots of goodies. I think it would be neat if the sumo
distribution would be released together with the thin distribution from
PythonLabs, and that Python-Dev would help support it.

I *don't* think we need to maintain any such thing in the CVS tree -- only
in the .tar.gz we let the world download.

Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il>
There is no GOD but Python, and HTTP is its prophet.