[Python-Dev] Thoughts on stdlib evolvement

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue Jun 7 00:17:54 CEST 2005

On Jun 6, 2005, at 3:10 PM, Raymond Hettinger wrote:

>>> If Fred were up for it, I think ElementTree would be a wonderful,
>>> must-have addition.
>> I might be missing fine details of the English language here
>> (what does "to be up for something" mean?), however, I believe
>> ElementTree is an unlikely addition to the standard library.
> Rewritten:
> If Fredrik Lundh were supportive of the idea, I think the Standard
> Library would benefit greatly from incorporating ElementTree.

Personally I'd like to see the standard library get smaller rather  
than larger.  There's a whole lot of bit rot in there, and since  
sys.path prefers the standard library over anything else it's a  
really huge pain to integrate patches on a faster release schedule  
than Python's while remaining sane at the same time.


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