[Python-Dev] Integrate BeautifulSoup into stdlib?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sun Mar 8 16:08:16 CET 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> In light of this, what I'd love to see (but sadly can't really help
>> with, and am not optimistic about happening) is for:
>> - python to grow a decent, cross platform, package management system
>> - the standard library to actually shrink to a point where only
>> libraries that are not released elsewhere are included
>> I'd be interested to know how many users of python also felt this way ;-)
> I don't like the standard library to shrink. It's good that batteries
> are included.
Perhaps we could encourage more "jumbo" distributions, like Enthought's
and ActiveState's. I suspect many people would rather be able to
maintain their Python functionality as a single product.

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