[Python-ideas] Moving development out of the standard library

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jun 7 20:14:34 CEST 2010

On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:35:16 -0500
Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> I think there is a general consensus that functionality should not be tied
> to a Python release, but the results are ad hoc.

I disagree with this. Tying new functionality to a Python release
vastly simplifies dependency management (instead of having to track the
versions of N external libraries, sometimes with inter-dependencies).

> (Most specifically without serious
> thought about this development process I am pessimistic about an
> orderly or positive inclusion of distutils2 in packaging workflows.)

Without any discussion of specifics, I find it hard to understand what
you are concerned about.

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