[Python-ideas] Python 3.4 should include docopt as-is

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sat Sep 28 10:10:09 CEST 2013

On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 07:44:46AM +0300, anatoly techtonik wrote:
> This - http://docopt.org/ - should be included with Python 3.4 distribution.

Are you the developer or maintainer of docopt?

If so, you'll probably need to write a PEP. Otherwise, you'll need to 
ask the maintainer of docopt to write a PEP. Some questions that will 
need to be asked:

- does the maintainer agree to distribute the software under the same 
licence as Python?

- does the maintainer agree to stick to Python's release schedule?

- is the maintainer happy with keeping the API frozen for the next ten 
or fifteen years?

I see that docopt is now up to version 0.6.1. To me, that indicates that 
the API should not be considered stable, it's under version 1. Perhaps 
the maintainer disagrees, and would be happy to freeze the API now.


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