[Python-ideas] Moving development out of the standard library
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 09:17:59 CEST 2010
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 2:30 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> 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
If the maintainer of unittest for example, provides an upgrade for this
package, don't you think we can trust that he will provide a more
stable upgrade for the unittest package in the stdlib than another
project that would implement a unittest package ?
So no, I don't think you can compare a potential upgrade
from a stdlib package maintainer with an upgrade issued from
So, by "controlled" I mean releasing official upgrades of the stdlib,
people know they were built by the same maintainers.
Tarek Ziadé | http://ziade.org
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