[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

Neal Norwitz neal@metaslash.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 10:37:17 -0400

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.)

There's also some uses of string in xml/, compiler/, and lib-tk/Tix.py.
Can these all be removed?