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

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Sun Oct 29 13:28:28 EDT 2017

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 10:10:21AM -0700, Brendan Barnwell wrote:
> Only now, since the libraries aren't in the stdlib, the Python devs
> won't really be able to do anything to fix that; all they could do
> is remove the offending package from the approved list.  In practice
> I think this is unlikely to happen, since the idea would be that
> Python devs would be judicious in awarding the seal of approval only
> to projects that are robust and not prone to breakage.  But it does
> change the nature of the approval from "we approve this *code* and
> we will fix it if it breaks" (which is how the existing stdlib
> works) to "we approve these *people* (the people working on requests
> or regex or whatever) and we will cease to do if they break their
> code".

Let's be realistic: If MRAB were to include regex in the stdlib, *he*
would be the one fixing things anyway.

And he'd get to fight feature requests and stylistic rewrites. :-)

Stefan Krah

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