On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 08:13:35AM +0200, "Martin v. L?wis" wrote: -> > 2x "keyring package" -- see -> > http://tarekziade.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/pycon-hallway-session-1-a-keyring.... -> > The poorer one of these will probably be axed unless Tarek gives it -> > strong support. -> -> I don't think these are good "core" projects. Even if the students come -> up with a complete solution, it shouldn't be integrated with the -> standard library right away. Instead, it should have a life outside the -> standard library, and be considered for inclusion only if the user -> community wants it.
Tarek has said he can put it into distutils on a trial basis, although I'm sure that'll depend on what the student comes up with.
I'm using "core projects" as a shorthand for projects that directly address the core development environment, the stdlib, and priorities of committers on python-dev. Tarek is a committer, and it sounded like you, Jim, and Georg were all interested in this project, too -- that pushes it well into "core" territory IMO.
-> I'm also skeptical that this is a good SoC project in the first place. -> Coming up with a wrapper for, say, Apple Keychain, could be a good -> project. Coming up with a unifying API for all keychains is out of -> scope, IMO; various past attempts at unifying APIs have demonstrated -> that creating them is difficult, and might require writing a PEP -> (whose acceptance then might not happen within a summer).
Well, that's a more unassailable argument and one I agree with ;).
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