[Python-Dev] Making distutils string-free?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 31 May 2002 22:34:11 +0200

Martin v. Loewis wrote:
> "M.-A. Lemburg" <mal@lemburg.com> writes:
>>Side-note: distutils isn't performance sensitive and string
>>methods don't buy you anything else since Unicode is not
>>used in distutils.
> That is not true: msvccompiler has to deal with Unicode in the
> registry.

"Dealing" with it is not using it :-)

msvccompiler only tries to encode the registry entry into a string
and then goes on to process the string.

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