Hey all, after this talk http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2019/05/amber-brown-batteries-included-but.html on how useful standard libraries are this has been in talks in multiple channels. I just wanted to present my idea on the same.
Why not keep the essentials (ensurepip) and strip off everything else. When someone imports a package like datetime, we can catch the error (ImportError) and install it. Or something similar.
Please do let me know your feedback on why this might or might not be a good option so that we can come up with better solutions for issues.