[Python-Dev] xturtle.py a replacement for turtle.py(!?)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jun 28 20:59:24 CEST 2006

Collin Winter wrote:
> While I have no opinion on Gregor's app, and while I fully agree that
> new language features and stdlib modules should generally stay out of
> bug-fix point releases, xturtle doesn't seem to rise to that level
> (and hence, those restrictions).

It's a stdlib module, even if no other stdlib modules depend on it;
try "import turtle".

In the specific case, the problem with adding it to 2.5 is that xturtle
is a huge rewrite, so ideally, the code should be reviewed before being
added. Given that this is a lot of code, nobody will have the time to
perform a serious review. It will be hard enough to find somebody to
review it for 2.6 - often, changes of this size take several years to
review (primarily because it is so specialized that only few people
even consider reviewing it).


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