[Python-Dev] Adding a toml module to the standard lib?

Bastian Venthur venthur at debian.org
Wed May 15 06:47:08 EDT 2019

On 15.05.19 11:33, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> How stable is the TOML format?  Is it bound to change significantly in
> the coming years?
> If the format is stable enough, then I think it's a good idea.

The last update to the spec [1] was 10 months ago and added a few 
features. The version before that was stable for more than 3 years. It 
is also worth noting that he writes about the current version [2]:

"As of version 0.5.0, TOML should be considered extremely stable. The 
goal is for version 1.0.0 to be backwards compatible (as much as humanly 
possible) with version 0.5.0. All implementations are strongly 
encouraged to become 0.5.0 compatible so that the transition to 1.0.0 
will be simple when that happens."

That is of course no guarantee, but maybe the best we can hope for.



[1]: https://github.com/toml-lang/toml/releases
[2]: https://github.com/toml-lang/toml

Dr. Bastian Venthur                                  http://venthur.de
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