[Python-Dev] Backports galore

Łukasz Langa lukasz at langa.pl
Sun Jun 16 11:30:41 CEST 2013

Now we have (at least) the following libraries backported from 3.2+ to
older versions of Python by members of the core team:

- configparser
- enum34
- singledispatch
- subprocess32
- unittest2

There are also unofficial backports like billiard (multiprocessing).

I would be happy if all those were more discoverable by the community
at large. Having a single namespace for backports would be great but
my spidey sense forebodes large flocks of bike sheds flying that way.

Can we put links to those backports in the docs of older versions of
Python? Most users would be better off using the updated packages
while still deploying on an older release of Python.

Best regards,
Łukasz Langa

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