[Python-Dev] on Python's tests (and making them better)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 7 01:19:52 CEST 2008

> Really? Given the choice between core_language (divided into syntax
> and builtins) and stdlib you wouldn't know where to look?

Exactly so. I would not normally guess that the builtins belong to
the core language - they belong to the stdlib, IMO. "core language"
is just syntax to me, perhaps plus the data types that have literals
or displays, and perhaps plus a few selected exceptions.

(just to test your own intuition: when reversed() got added, was
that more of a language change than when sys.meta_path got


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