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

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Jun 9 17:17:52 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 6:38 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 07:34:56 -0400
> David Stanek <dstanek at dstanek.com> wrote:
> >
> > I had a very similar thought. Why not have all the real development of
> > those packages happen outside of the standard lib and just grab the
> > latest stable version when cutting a new version of Python.
> -1.  We have had too much trouble with externally-maintained modules
> such as elementtree and json.  The Python SVN (or hg) tree should be the
> primary place where development takes place.

New releases could also be cut from the Python tree.  I believe everyone
here agrees that entering the standard library in any form should imply a
greater sense of collective ownership of a package.

Ian Bicking  |  http://blog.ianbicking.org
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