On Jun 2, 2009, at 10:39 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
I hope we can learn from this.
One crazy thought: let's use the Cheeseshop.
When I search for 'ipaddr' I get three hits, with Google's module at the top with a score of '8'. I really don't know what that means but I'm guessing it means that module is "two times better" than the next highest score of 4 for ipaddresslib.
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.