[Python-3000] Proposal: No more standard library additions
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Oct 16 21:43:36 CEST 2006
Ivan Krstić schrieb:
> 1) Having a large, canonical repository of useful Python code that's
> much more encompassing than Cheeseshop would be a good thing for Python.
It's probably due to deficiencies in my mastering of the English
language: What do you mean by "encompassing" here?
If you are requesting that all Python software in the world should
be listed in a canonical repository, I say that the Cheeseshop *is*
that canonical repository. If some package isn't listed, it's the
"fault" of the author of the package and its users, not the fault
of the Cheeseshop. I can't see how a *different* repository could
have any chance of becoming canonical.
> 2) It appears the way to create and maintain such a repository is to
> ingrain it into the language culture, whereby it becomes unusual that
> useful redistributable code /isn't/ in the repository.
Well, the Cheeseshop is indeed ingrained into the language. That
it becomes unusual that software isn't listed there is merely a
matter of time.
> 3) To address 1) and 2), we need a canonical package layout and
> build/install/test cycle that are easy for developers to work with,
> well-documented, and for which there exist better and less arcane tools
> than what we have now.
The only realistic chance for that to happen is to make the distutils
less arcane and better.
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