[Python-Dev] Distutils for the std. library (was: Expat module)

Skip Montanaro skip@mojam.com (Skip Montanaro)
Fri, 31 Mar 2000 10:26:55 -0600 (CST)

    Greg>   * Distutils relies heavily on the sys, os, string, and re
    Greg>     modules, so those would have to be built and included in the
    Greg>     mythical mini-python (as would everything they rely on --
    Greg>     strop, pcre, ... ?)

With string methods in 1.6, reliance on the string and strop modules should
be lessened or eliminated, right?  re and os may need a tweak or two to use
string methods themselves. The sys module is always available.  Perhaps it
would make sense to put sre(module)?.c into the Python directory where
sysmodule.c lives.  That way, a Distutils-capable mini-python could be built
without messing around in the Modules directory at all...

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