[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 16:44:15 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>distutils has to maintain 1.5.2 compatibility. Please don't
>>change anything which would cause this to break.
> Really?  Why?  Isn't the existing standalone distutils distribution
> good enough?

No, it's still missing important support for FreeBSD, Debian
and some other packages. Also, bug fixes should be easily had
for package writers who wan't to maintain 1.5.2 compatibility.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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