[IronPython] Additional modules to ship with IronPython 2.7.1?

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 16:57:07 CET 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:18 AM, Brian Curtin <brian.curtin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 08:30, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Vernon Cole <vernondcole at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Dear Group:
>> >    I would like to start a discussion about adding modules to the
>> > IronPython
>> > distribution which are not in the C-Python standard library. The idea
>> > would
>> > be to include more batteries.  (FePy started out to do that, but has not
>> > been seriously updated since IronPython 2.0 came out with a real,
>> > genuine
>> > Windows installer.)  Good idea, or Bad?
>> We certainly don't have to restrict ourselves to the same set of
>> batteries as CPython. However, I'd be cautious about adding in too
>> much simply because we don't have a huge pool of committers at the
>> moment.
> Something to be careful of is inclusion of external code that still evolves
> outside of the stdlib. When I install 2.7.1 complete with xyz library, a
> week later when the author comes out with a great new feature, my install is
> already out of date.

That's my biggest concern. As someone said, the stdlib is where code
goes to die :).

Another consideration is that the Python stdlib may one day become its
own project, and we may not want to diverge from it.

- Jeff

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