On Jul 14, 2013, at 6:32 AM, David Beazley <dave@dabeaz.com> wrote:

I honestly don't have any particular thoughts about PLY vs. other parser generators and the merits of their inclusion (or not) in the standard library. 

I would love to have PLY in the standard library.
It would open up a whole new world to some users
and be the basis for tool generation for others.