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

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Jan 17 21:08:03 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:00, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> 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
> grounds.

I weakened it to a suggestion, but didn't cut it entirely as I still
think it's a good step to take.


> Regards
> Antoine.
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