[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 09:53:57 -0500

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

    Guido> Really?  Why?  Isn't the existing standalone distutils
    Guido> distribution good enough?

Porting changes between the in-core and standalone versions of distutils
would be more difficult if the former used string methods and the latter
used the string module.