On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:46:23 -0800 Steve Dower firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've previously volunteered to move certain modules to their own PyPI packages and bundle them (omitting package names to avoid upsetting people again), and I've done various analyses of which modules can be moved out. I've also deliberately designed functionality into the Windows installer to be able to bundle and install arbitrary packages whenever we like (there's an example in https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/Tools/msi/bundle/packagegroups...).
Plus I've been involved in packaging longer than I've been involved in core development. I find it highly embarrassing, but there are people out there who publicly credit me with "making it possible to use any packages at all on Windows". Please don't accuse me of throwing out ideas in this area without doing any work.
Sorry. I've been unfair and unduly antagonistic.