[Python-ideas] Add from __experimental__ import bla [was: Should we move to replace re with regex?]

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 09:50:16 CEST 2011

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Devin Jeanpierre
<jeanpierreda at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Keeping it third-party means many people will be reluctant to
>> add it as a dependency to any code they put out.
> I'd spin this as a good thing: the code is, after all, experimental.

Indeed. And using a DVCS means it is easier these days for people to
get hold of experimental code (e.g. anyone that wants to play with the
yield from expression can grab it from bitbucket and build it locally:

Documenting that packages are up for standard lib inclusion is good
(specifically regex right now, but likely a couple of others before
3.3), but I don't think that means actually *shipping* them in the
stdlib is a good idea.

A meta-package on PyPI for "stdlib-experimental" might be a way to let
people grab candidates all at the same time if it's considered
worthwhile, but the stdlib itself should only get stuff we plan to
keep around.


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