[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 16:36:41 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> 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.)

distutils has to maintain 1.5.2 compatibility. Please don't
change anything which would cause this to break.

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