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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Jun 9 13:18:12 CEST 2010

Konrad Delong writes:

 > What if all the backports were managed within a single PyPI package,
 > (e.g. backport26, backport27) with clear policy on older Python
 > versions supported.

This is an interesting idea.  I thought about something similar, but I
decided that this would basically end up being the same problem as
managing the stdlib (I could be wrong, of course, but I'm reasonably
confident of that :-), while decreasing returns would have long since
set in.  Ie,q even though the effort would probably be quite a bit
smaller than managing the stdlib itself, the benefits would decrease
more rapidly (that's just a wild-ass guess, and since you bring it up,
I'm curious to see what folks will say).

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