[Python-Dev] buildin vs. shared modules

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Oct 10 10:39:48 EDT 2003

What is the rationale to decide whether a module is builtin or an
extension module in core Python (I only care about Windows)?

To give examples, could zlib be made into a builtin module (because it's
useful for zipimport), _sre (because it's used by warnings), or are
there reasons preventing this?


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