[Python-Dev] Google Summer of Code/core Python projects - RFC

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Apr 11 08:13:35 CEST 2009

> 2x "keyring package" -- see
> http://tarekziade.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/pycon-hallway-session-1-a-keyring-library-for-python/.
> The poorer one of these will probably be axed unless Tarek gives it
> strong support.

I don't think these are good "core" projects. Even if the students come
up with a complete solution, it shouldn't be integrated with the
standard library right away. Instead, it should have a life outside the
standard library, and be considered for inclusion only if the user
community wants it.

I'm also skeptical that this is a good SoC project in the first place.
Coming up with a wrapper for, say, Apple Keychain, could be a good
project. Coming up with a unifying API for all keychains is out of
scope, IMO; various past attempts at unifying APIs have demonstrated
that creating them is difficult, and might require writing a PEP
(whose acceptance then might not happen within a summer).


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