[Python-Dev] devguide: Add a doc outlining how to add something to the stdlib.

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jan 17 21:00:10 CET 2011

On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 21:38:43 +0100
brett.cannon <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
> +
> +Adding to a pre-existing module
> +-------------------------------
> +
> +If you have found that a function, method, or class is useful and you believe
> +it would be useful to the general Python community, there are some steps to go
> +through in order to see it added to the stdlib.
> +
> +First is you need to gauge the usefulness of the code. Typically this is done
> +by sharing the code publicly.

Actually, most feature requests get approved without this intermediate
step. So I would suggest directing people to the tracker instead.
Only very large or controversial additions usually get refused on these



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