[Python-ideas] stdlib upgrades

Ron Adam rrr at ronadam.com
Mon Jun 7 08:33:18 CEST 2010

On 06/01/2010 08:22 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:

> I can only see two scenarios that might be considered acceptable to
> address these issues.
> One is that when new modules are accepted into the stdlib they are
> flagged with a ExpermintalWarning so that people know that no
> backwards-compatibility promises have been made yet. That gets the
> module more exposure and gets python-dev real-world feedback to fix
> issues before the module calcifies into a strong
> backwards-compatibility. With that experience more proper decisions
> can be made as to how to change things (e.g. the logging module's
> default timestamp including microseconds which strptime cannot parse).

Would it be possible to have a future_lib that gets enabled with something 

    from __future__ import future_lib

These *new* library modules and packages won't be visible by default. 
Maybe they stay there until the next major version or possible some set 
period of time.


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