On Jul 12, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Brett Cannon <brett@python.org> wrote:

Speaking with my python-dev hat on which has a badge from when I led the stdlib cleanup for Python 3, I would say anything that has a PEP should probably have a module in the stdlib for it. That way standard management of whatever is specified in the PEP will be uniform and expected to be maintained and work. Beyond that code will exist outside the stdlib.

This is basically the exact opposite of what Nick has said the intent has been (Ecosystem first).

Adding packaging tools beyond bootstrapping pip at this point in the game is IMO a huge mistake. If what Nick has said and PEPs are not appropriate for things that don't have a module in the standard lib well that's fine I guess. I just won't worry about trying to write PEPs :)

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