On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 6:27 AM Steven D'Aprano firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 10:43:04AM -0800, Gregory P. Smith wrote:
PyPI makes getting more algorithms easy.
Can we please stop over-generalising like this? PyPI makes getting more algorithms easy for *SOME* people. (Sorry for shouting, but you just pressed one of my buttons.)
I don't think this is over-generalising.
If "get it from PyPI" is not easy enough, why not adding hundreds of famous libraries? Because we can't maintain all of them well.
When considering adding new format (not only compression, but also serialization like toml), I think it should be stable, widely used, and will be used widely for a long time. If we want to use the format in Python core or Python stdlib, it's good reasoning too. gzip and json are good example.
When we say "we can use PyPI", it means "are there enough reasons make the package special enough to add to stdlib?" We don't mean "everyone can use PyPI."