[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
31 May 2002 22:25:10 +0200

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

> > There's also some uses of string in xml/, compiler/, and lib-tk/Tix.py.
> > Can these all be removed?
> I don't know if the xml/ codebase has a backwards compat requirement.

The current requirement is that it ought to be 2.0-compatible (1.5.2
compatibility was just dropped). So using string methods is fine;
using type builtins is not.