[Python-3000] plat-mac seriously broken?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Nov 1 15:06:50 CET 2007

On 11/1/07, Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> wrote:
> For what it is worth: I agree that most of the mac libraries, such as
> the entire Carbon package, shouldn't be part of the standard library.
> The reason for that is simple: the release-cycle of the MacOS bindings
> are currently bound to the release cycle of major releases of Python
> (e.g. one cannot do functional changes to the Carbon in the 2.5.x
> branch), but should IMO be synchronized with platform releases.

Very good point.

> However, I also think the mac libraries shouldn't be removed from the
> standard library without someone stepping in to transform them into
> (a) standalone package(s). Alternatively the functionality should be
> available in other packages (such as PyObjC).

Are you volunteering?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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