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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Oct 30 16:32:26 EDT 2017

So what's your list? What would you put in requirements.txt? I'm fine with
doing it in the form of requirements.txt -- I am worried that when push
comes to shove, we won't be able to agree on what list of package names
should go into that file.

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Juancarlo Añez <apalala at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
> wrote:
>> What's your proposed process to arrive at the list of recommended
>> packages? And is it really just going to be a list of names, or is there
>> going to be some documentation (about the vetting, not about the contents
>> of the packages) for each name?
> As I see it, the bootstrap would be a requirements.txt (requirements.pip)
> with the packages that more experienced developers prefer to use over
> stdlib, pinned to package versions known to work well with the CPython
> release.
> I think this is a great idea, specially if it's an easy opt-in.
> For example, sometimes I go into a programming niche for a few years, and
> I'd very much appreciate a curated list of packages when I move to another
> niche. A pay-forward kind of thing.
> The downside to the idea is that the list of packages will need a curator
> (which could be python.org).

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