[Python-ideas] Non-English names in the turtle module.

Andrew Barnert abarnert at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 5 04:59:42 CEST 2015

On Sep 4, 2015, at 14:43, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> I see your point. I think there are two different arguments here: It would be good to have non-English turtle modules of PyPI for older versions of Python. But it would also be good to have non-English names added to the turtle module in the 3.6 stdlib.
> My main concern was that if these modules were on PyPI, they would be left out of the standard library. Then the "install from PyPI headache" arguments would apply.

I understand, but I think that concern is misplaced. Having something on PyPI generally makes it easier, not harder, to get it into the stdlib. And it's also useful on its own, because not everyone has 3.6.

The problem is that it seems like the obvious way to design the PyPI version and the stdlib version would be pretty different (unless you want to explain to novices how to install backports packages and import things conditionally). But hopefully someone can come up with a good solution to that?

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