[Python-Dev] Issues with Py3.1's new ipaddr

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Jun 3 19:19:25 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Neil Schemenauer <nas at arctrix.com> wrote:
> Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> It would be really nice if say the Cheeseshop had a voting feature.
>> Use PEP 10 voting to get a rough estimate of a module's popularity
>> (download counts alone might not tell you everything).  Then at least
>> you can get a rough idea of how generally popular a module is in the
>> wider community.  Also, a module should have to live on its own two
>> feet for while on Cheeseshop before being considered for inclusion in
>> the stdlib.
> Better yet would be something like Debian's popularity-contest
> mechanism (it provides opt-in voting of packages based on what is
> installed on your machine).  popularity-contest runs from a cron
> job.  Maybe when Python is installed it could ask if you want to
> submit package statistics.  If so, installing a package with
> distutils would submit the name and version number to a central
> server.
> If we knew which batteries were most popular we could make sure they
> are included in the package. ;-)

Whoa. Are you all suddenly trying to turn Python into a democracy? I'm
outta here if that ever happens (even if I were voted BDFL by a
majority :-).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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