[Python-ideas] Defining an easily installable "Recommended baseline package set"

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Nov 1 10:41:22 EDT 2017

Can you write 1-2 paragraphs with the argument for each?

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 10:01 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Oct 31, 2017 4:42 AM, "Nick Coghlan" <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 October 2017 at 02:29, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> What's your proposed process to arrive at the list of recommended
>> packages?
> I'm thinking it makes the most sense to treat inclusion in the recommended
> packages list as a possible outcome of proposals for standard library
> inclusion, rather than being something we'd provide a way to propose
> specifically.
> We'd only use it in cases where a proposal would otherwise meet the
> criteria for stdlib inclusion, but the logistics of actually doing so don't
> work for some reason.
> Running the initial 5 proposals through that filter:
> * six: a cross-version compatibility layer clearly needs to be outside the
> standard library
> * setuptools: we want to update this in line with the PyPA interop specs,
> not the Python language version
> * cffi: updates may be needed for PyPA interop specs, Python
> implementation updates or C language definition updates
> * requests: updates are more likely to be driven by changes in network
> protocols and client platform APIs than Python language changes
> * regex: we don't want two regex engines in the stdlib, transparently
> replacing _sre would be difficult, and _sre is still good enough for most
> purposes
> Some other packages that might meet these criteria, or at least be useful
> for honing them:
> - lxml
> - numpy
> - cryptography
> - idna
> -n

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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