[Python-Dev] PEP 408 -- Standard library __preview__ package

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Jan 30 19:29:44 CET 2012

Maybe that's another example of waiting too long for the perfect
decision though. In the last ~12 months, ipaddr was downloaded at
least 11,000 times from its home
(http://code.google.com/p/ipaddr-py/downloads/list). There's been a
fair amount of changes over that time and a new release was put out 10
days ago. What are the stats for the "competing" package?


On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Scott Dial
<scott+python-dev at scottdial.com> wrote:
> On 1/29/2012 4:39 PM, Gregory P. Smith wrote:
>> An example of this working: ipaddr is ready to go in. It got the
>> eyeballs and API modifications while still a pypi library as a result
>> of the discussion around the time it was originally suggested as being
>> added.  I or any other committers have simply not added it yet.
> This is wrong. PEP 3144 was not pronounced upon, so ipaddr is not just
> waiting for someone to commit it; it's waiting on consensus and
> pronouncement.
> PEP 3144 wasn't pronounced upon because there were significant
> disagreements about the design of the API proposed in the PEP. As it
> stands, I believe the authorship of ipaddr either decided that they were
> not going to compromise their module or lost interest.
> See Nick Coghlan's summary:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail//python-ideas/2011-August/011305.html
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