[Python-Dev] patch 1462525 or similar solution?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 11:16:02 CET 2006

Paul Jimenez wrote:
> I submitted patch 1462525 awhile back to
> solve the problem described even longer ago in
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2005-November/058301.html
> and I'm wondering what my appropriate next steps are. Honestly, I don't
> care if you take my patch or someone else's proposed solution, but I'd
> like to see something go into the stdlib so that I can eventually stop
> having to ship custom code for what is really a standard problem.

Something that has been lurking on my to-do list for the past year(!) is to 
get the urischemes module I wrote based on your uriparse module off the Python 
patch tracker [1] and into the cheese shop somewhere.

It already has limited documentation in the form of docstrings with doctest 
examples (although the non-doctest examples in the module docstring still need 
to be fixed), and there are a whole barrel tests in the _test() function which 
could be converted to unittest fairly easily.

The reason I'd like to see something in the cheese shop rather than going 
straight into the standard library is that:
   1. It may help people now, rather than in 18-24 months when 2.6 comes out
   2. The module can see some real world usage to firm up the API before we 
commit to it for the standard lib (if it gets added at all)

That said, I don't see myself finding the roundtuits to publish and promote 
this anytime soon :(



Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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