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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Jun 9 02:30:33 CEST 2010

Tarek Ziadé writes:

 > The problem is, any project would start overriding the stdlib to
 > fix things or change some behavior, unless this is somehow
 > controlled.

But in the end, that's precisely what you propose to do yourself with
"partial stdlib upgrades"!

It's just that you trust yourself more than you trust "any project".
But that just doesn't fly from the point of the third party clients of
the stdlib.  Either stability of any particular version's stdlib
applies to the stdlib developers too, or it doesn't really apply at

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