On 05:19 pm, email@example.com wrote:
On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Neil Schemenauer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Barry Warsaw email@example.com wrote:
It would be really nice if say the Cheeseshop had a voting feature. Use PEP 10 voting to get a rough estimate of a module's popularity (download counts alone might not tell you everything). �Then at least you can get a rough idea of how generally popular a module is in the wider community. �Also, a module should have to live on its own two feet for while on Cheeseshop before being considered for inclusion in the stdlib.
Better yet would be something like Debian's popularity-contest mechanism (it provides opt-in voting of packages based on what is installed on your machine). �popularity-contest runs from a cron job. �Maybe when Python is installed it could ask if you want to submit package statistics. �If so, installing a package with distutils would submit the name and version number to a central server.
If we knew which batteries were most popular we could make sure they are included in the package. ;-)
Whoa. Are you all suddenly trying to turn Python into a democracy? I'm outta here if that ever happens (even if I were voted BDFL by a majority :-).
I'm sure that what Barry and Neil are recommending is the same as what I did later: a way to give our most beloved regent accurate data on the populace's current mood.
Certainly we wouldn't be discussing our plans for a democratic coup out in the open like this! Clearly, that would be foolish ;-).