On 29Nov2018 0923, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
I think the whole argument amounts to hand waving anyway. You are inventing an extended distribution which doesn't exist (except as Anaconda) to justify that we shouldn't accept more modules in the stdlib. But obviously maintaining an extended distribution is a lot more work than accepting a single module in the stdlib, and that's why you don't see anyone doing it, even though people have been floating the idea for years.
https://anaconda.com/ https://www.activestate.com/products/activepython/ http://winpython.github.io/ http://python-xy.github.io/ https://www.enthought.com/product/canopy/ https://software.intel.com/en-us/distribution-for-python http://every-linux-distro-ever.example.com
Do I need to keep going?
Accepting a module in the stdlib means accepting the full development and maintenance burden. Maintaining a list of "we recommend these so strongly here's an installer that will give them to you" is a very different kind of burden, and one that is significantly easier to bear.