[Python-Dev] Dropping externally maintained packages (Was: Please stop changing wsgiref on the trunk)

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Mon Jun 19 23:52:45 CEST 2006

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Thomas Heller wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>>> 4 of the 6 modules in PEP 360 were added to Python in 2.5, so if you want
>>>> to get rid of it, *now* would be the time.
>>> I'm all for it.
>>> While I am an enthusiastic supporter of several of those additions, I
>>> am *not* in favor of the special status granted to software
>>> contributed by certain developers, since it is a burden for all other
>>> developers.
>> Then I guess we should deal with before 2.5b1, and delay 2.5b1 until the
>> status of each of these has been clarified.
>> Each maintainer should indicate whether he is happy with a "this is
>> part of Python" approach. If so, the entry should be removed from PEP
>> 360 (*); if not, the code should be removed from Python before beta 1.
> I will be happy to say "ctypes is part of Python" (although I *fear* it
> is not one of the packages enthusiastically supported by Guido ;-).

The same goes for the sqlite3 module. I see it as part of Python and also
see it as my job synchronize bugfixes with the external version both ways.

I'll also add statements to the source files to ask developers to keep
Python 2.3 compatibility.

> [...]
> I am *very* thankful for the fixes, the code review, the suggestions,
> and the encouragement I got by various python-devers. [...]

Ditto :-)

So, somebody can please adjust the PEPs for the sqlite3 module accordingly.

- -- Gerhard
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