[Python-ideas] Cookies insanity

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Aug 4 02:09:38 CEST 2011

On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 09:44:29 +1000
Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>
> writes:
> > Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:
> > > A promising project, httplib2, is working on some of these issues,
> […]
> > Well, why not suggest that these improvements be contributed to the
> > stdlib instead?
> What do you mean by “instead”? A common path for inclusion in the
> standard library is to first prove the code is viable as a third-party
> implementation.

There's some confusion here. If you look at the NEWS file there are
many features added without going through such a "common path" first.

The "publish it outside first" rule applies mostly to whole modules, or
controversial additions. Not to incremental improvements.



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