[stdlib-sig] Breaking out the stdlib
michael at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Sep 14 19:07:58 CEST 2009
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> I don't really understand how breaking something as useful as
> the stdlib into smaller pieces would help with anything.
> The main purpose of a library is that you have an *integrated* set
> of modules that are known and tested to work together.
> The stdlib has gone a long way in trying to achieve that and it's
> getting better at it with every release.
The particular motivation is to make it easier for other implementations
to reuse the standard library. It was something discussed (with the
maintainers of some of these implementations) at the Python Language Summit.
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