Is Python Mac Centric???

Peter Åstrand astrand at
Sun Jan 4 14:38:53 CET 2004

[About including win32 into the Python core distribution]

martin at

>Mark is unlikely to request it because he doesn't want to wait a year for
>the next Python release just to release the next version of PythonWin.

I don't understand why this is necessary. win32 is just a bunch of
additional modules. Let's say that these were included in, say, Python
2.4. Wouldn't it be possible for Mark to release an updated package that
just replaces the modules included in 2.4? You could call it a "win32
servicepack X for Python Y.Z". 

Tim Peters ( at

>Mark likes having a release schedule independent of Python's, and Guido
>hates Mark's coding style.  Both act against folding the Windows
>extensions into the core.

So, theoretically, if another person stepped forward that re-indented the 
source code and was happy about following the Python release schedule, 
then the extensions could be added? 

I think it's a shame that such minor issues as coding style and release 
schedules should block an important thing like this. 

/Peter Åstrand <astrand at>

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