[Python-Dev] Request for Opinions

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 11:51:12 -0500

Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> ...
> Seriously -- you've already seen Guido's response.  I think there's no
> chance of adding third-party code to the Python CVS repository or
> source distribution.  The only way I could imagine it happening is if
> there was strong consensus from the XML SIG.  So Greg's suggestion is
> a good one.

I don't see the XML SIG overriding/convincing Guido on that issue, so it
wasn't really the issue I was asking about. I need to know what sorts of
packages Python's maintainers are willing to adopt. As extreme examples,
if I write a 50,000 line persistence package that many people asked for,
would it go into Python? If I write an extension module in Pascal, could
that go into Python? Obviously the 4XPath example is not that extreme so
I'm trying to get opinions.

 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
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