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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 14:40:37 CEST 2010

On 9 June 2010 10:20, Konrad Delong <konryd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Which gives me an idea:
> What if all the backports were managed within a single PyPI package,
> (e.g. backport26, backport27) with clear policy on older Python
> versions supported.
> then I could write in my py2.4 script:
> from backport26.os.path import relpath

It's not a bad idea. A key benefit seems to be that it can be done by
anyone, whether or not they are a core developer. So it can be set up
right now, without taking up any of the limited core-dev resource.

Of course, conversely, the disadvantage is that nobody's done this
already, implying that either nobody's thought of it before or there's
actually little motivation for someone to put the work into such a
solution :-) If nobody's thought of it, you may be lucky and someone
will pick up the idea and run with it.


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