Time to bundle PythonWin
steve at holdenweb.com
Wed May 17 11:03:56 CEST 2006
Dave Benjamin wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Why is PythonWin (win32all) still a separate download from a third party?
> Is it legal, technical, or what? I think it's about time it be part of the
> standard distribution.
Something that the other responders seem to have ignored is the
separation of development of the two systems. If Python for Windows were
to bundle win32all then there'd be less chance of Mark Hammond releasing
bugfixes separately from the Python distribution, and he would have to
synchronise his release cycles with those of the Python core.
It can be done (witness the forthcoming introduction of elementtree as a
standard library module), but I see little benefit in this case,
especially as there's little evidence that the majority of Windows
Python users need win32all.
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