[Python-Dev] buildin vs. shared modules

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Oct 17 14:47:42 EDT 2003

> > There's a small but important group of people who rebuild Python from
> > source with different compiler options (perhaps to enable debugging
> > their own extensions).  They often don't want to have to bother with
> > downloading external software that they don't use (like bz2 or bsddb).
> Well, couldn't there be a mechanism which allows to switch easily
> between builtin/external?

Of course there *could*, but why bother?  What we have works just as
well IMO.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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