[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 16:53:10 +0200

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>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.
> Sigh.  OK, let's hold off on "fixing" distutils.

Side-note: distutils isn't performance sensitive and string
methods don't buy you anything else since Unicode is not
used in distutils.

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