[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 31 May 2002 10:29:42 -0400

I notice distutils still imports the string module instead of using
string methods.  Is it still necessary that this codebase runs with
Python 1.5.2?  If not, someone can start working on removing the
string module references.  (The sre module needs to run under 1.5.2,
per agreement with /F, so it has to keep using the string module.)

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