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From: aa8vb at vislab.epa.gov (Randall Hopper)
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 12:27:04 GMT
Subject: mxDateTime in Python distribution
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL2.3.96.SK.990406161212.28161D-100000@sun.med.ru>; from Oleg Broytmann on Tue, Apr 06, 1999 at 04:15:32PM +0400
References: <19990406070255.A867135@vislab.epa.gov> <Pine.SOL2.3.96.SK.990406161212.28161D-100000@sun.med.ru>
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Oleg Broytmann:
|> I needed to do some date/time arithmetic recently and found that core
|> Python didn't have this functionality. I was a little skeptical about
|> using a seperate extension for portability reasons.
|
| There is always some need for something more. Do you really want to
|include every bit of code into the Library? It would take infinite time to
|download and compile Python distribution if all possible modules and
|extensions come in.
|
| I want to keep the Library as little as possible. Download, compile and
|install only those extensions you need.
On that thread, we should strive for a balance. Short download times is
nice, but we shouldn't go the way of Tcl where everything useful is a
separately downloaded and installed extension. That limits the
accessibility of the language.
(Joe, I tried that new tool you gave me; it doesn't work. Oh, Bill you
have to extensions A,B,C,D,E,F, and G. If you have root access, run this.
Otherwise run this, put these files over here, munge this config file,a and
set this env variable... [Bill to self: Nahh, it's not worth it. Next
project].)
Randall