[Python-3000] Is pickle's persistent_id worth keeping?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Jan 7 15:52:57 CET 2008

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On Jan 7, 2008, at 9:41 AM, Paul Moore wrote:

> If there were two officially distributed versions of Python,
> python-std (basically what we have now) and a python-lite without the
> full stdlib, then I could probably live with the situation (but the
> big version needs to be flagged as "standard", or the sysadmins will
> insist on the other one...) But I'd still prefer the current
> situation.

I see no reason why this can't be so.

> BTW, I'm only really concerned with Windows installers here. The
> situation on Unix tends not to be as bad for us (but mainly because
> the standard tools are good enough that we get by with them so the
> lack of Python isn't worth fighting over :-().
> And yes, my experience really has been that bad :-(

Our Windows installers already include more than the current  
"standard" Python, so I see no reason why we couldn't package and  
bless a sumo-Windows installer.  I suspect it will never be necessary  
for Linux because distros will probably provide all the necessary  
packaging.  There may be other OS's where a sumo distribution is  
needed, but our release process could account for that.

- -Barry

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