Small python24.dll / how to strip off asian codecs to separate package(s) ?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Sat Sep 24 19:48:07 CEST 2005

Robert wrote:
> Wouldn't it be an issue to think about if future win-python distributions
> should keep on including the asian codecs in the main-dll?

Indeed, it would. As I said before: if somebody defines a clear, fair
policy which finds agreement in the community, I'm willing to change the
current policy on what goes into python24.dll, and what is built
separately. Bonus points if the policy is accompanied with a patch.
The policy should not be static, i.e. it should also give a guideline
for modules introduced in the future.

At the moment, the policy is this: "everything that does not depend on
an external library should go into pythonXY.dll". As a result of this
policy, everybody downloading the sources should be able to build
Python as long as you have the right version of Visual Studio.

The reason for this particular policy is that it simplifies maintenance
if there are only few external .pyd files in the standard distribution.


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