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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jun 8 00:32:30 CEST 2010

Le lundi 07 juin 2010 à 17:16 -0500, Ian Bicking a écrit :
> I offered examples, you were too lazy to read the changelogs, your
> sweeping declaration does not seem justified.

Sure, but my sweeping declaration is justified by the fact that I'm a
daily contributor to Python core and know what kinds of things happen

> What's New in Python 2.7:

Your list seems to forget lots of module-specific improvements.
There are many more things in
http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/2.7.html#new-and-improved-modules ,
and most of them aren't "backported" in any fashion.

> So in summary, of 17 additions which seemed "backportable" to me (not
> counting 3 modules that seemed tied to language features):
> * 4 were not backported
> * 3 have defunct or ambiguous backports
> * 10 were backported

Of course this all depends on your definition of "backportable". If you
remove that arbitrary conditional, the fact remains that most
improvements, small or big, don't get backported.



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