(Suggestion) Download Options

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Jul 15 04:33:10 CEST 2003


"Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message
news:3F12FAA4.58026440 at engcorp.com...
> srijit at yahoo.com wrote:
> >
> > Can we have a download option for upcoming Python 2.3 without
TCL/Tk?
> > Though I know the extremely popular Tkinter is the default GUI of
> > Python, I see one immediate advantage of a download option without
> > TCL/Tk
> > 1) Download size is less and it is a boon for people like me with
slow
> > modem connection.
> > 2) Tkinter with TCL/TK can be a separate add-on
> >
> > I look forward to opinions from members.
>
> Maybe this should be written up as a PEP?  See
> http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0001.html for more information.

Disagree.  This has nothing to do with Python the language.  Anyone is
free to make and host alternate distributions.  ActiveState does one
with even more batteries included.  Some else could do one with
fewer -- in fact, I believe this has maybe been done in the past.

TJR






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