[Python-Dev] proposed which.py replacement

Trent Mick trentm at activestate.com
Mon Apr 2 18:40:03 CEST 2007

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> If you ask me, having it hosted by Trent is probably more helpful for
> its popularity than putting it in the Python source distro; the Tools
> directory is mostly a poorly-maintained collection of trivia I wrote
> many years ago that is now quietly gathering dust.
> (Not all of it, of course; there's some useful stuff there that I
> *didn't* write, which ended up there because it is either *used* by
> the distro (e.g. the compiler package support) or because the author
> needed a channel that guaranteed open source status (e.g. world and
> pynche). But Trent's which.py doesn't seem to fall in either
> category.)

Agreed. However, I think my which.py might be a good candidate for the 
stdlib (for Py2.6) as per python.org/sf/1509798 and could put together a 
patch (along with test suite integrate and docs) if others think it 


Trent Mick
trentm at activestate.com

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