[Python-ideas] Moving typing out of the stdlib in Python 3.7?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 01:16:30 EST 2017

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 5:06 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 November 2017 at 09:08, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Barry Scott <barry at barrys-emacs.org> wrote:
>>> If this is a mechanism that python kitting has then you would be able to
>>> bundle other packages like requests or six as well as typing, but because
>>> you can use pip to override the one shipped a user can optionally keep
>>> up with the latest versions.
>> If this were to happen, I would be inclined to put these "bootstrap"
>> modules into their own directory in sys.path, after the rest of the
>> stdlib. Then someone who's paranoid about stdlib shadowing could put
>> pip-installed modules after the bulk of the stdlib (thus preventing
>> any third-party package from overriding "import random", for instance)
>> but still update modules that are specifically intended for updating;
>> plus it'd mean you can get a directory listing of that, and go grab
>> all the "blessed by python.org as an extension of the stdlib"
>> packages.
> When we say bundled, we mean bundled: the exact same bits you would
> get from PyPI, installed the same way, and if you upgrade it system
> wide, there's no trace of the one we bundled.

Oh, that's even better! :+1:


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