[Python-Dev] Re: curses in the core?

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Tue, 02 Jan 2001 10:20:11 -0500

> What does being in the Python core mean?  There are two potential definitions:
> 1. Documentation says it's available on all platforms.
> 2. Documentation restricts it to one of the three platform groups 
>    (Unix/Windows/Mac) but implies that it will be available on any
>    OS in that group.  
> I think the second one is closer to what application programmers
> thinking about which batteries are included expect.  But I could be
> persuaded otherwise by a good argument.

Actually, when *I* have used the term "core" I've typically thought of
this as referring to anything that's in the standard source
distribution, whether or not it is built on all platforms.

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