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

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Wed Jun 3 20:04:53 CEST 2009

On 05:19 pm, guido at python.org wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Neil Schemenauer <nas at arctrix.com> 
>>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
>>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 :-).

I'm sure that what Barry and Neil are recommending is the same as what I 
did later: a way to give our most beloved regent accurate data on the 
populace's current mood.

Certainly we wouldn't be discussing our plans for a democratic coup out 
in the open like this!  Clearly, that would be foolish ;-).

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