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

ron3200 ron3200 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 23:55:46 CEST 2011

On Tue, 2011-08-30 at 09:47 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I'm sorry, the idea was never to add extra syntax to "from
> __experimental__". It was supposed to be just a plain import -- in
> fact plainer than "from __future__". There is hardly a need to use the
> double underscores; "from experimental" should work just as well.

> Why? It wasn't meant to be a language change. Just a convention to set
> aside an experimental namespace in the stdlib.

That sounds fine.

I think if the release manager has final say on the content of
experimental, (along with you of course),  the rest will probably take
care of itself.

> If we're going to
> attempt to solve the problem of versioned dependencies, I recommend
> doing it outside the language syntax, at the package installer level,
> sort of the way setuptools / distribute do it. If you want to explore
> that idea, please read up on how it's done there and if you have ideas
> for improvement, start a new thread here.

Hopefully it won't ever get so large or complicated that that is needed.


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