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

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Oct 31 14:41:50 EDT 2017

On 2017-10-31 11:42, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 31 October 2017 at 02:29, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org 
> <mailto: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
regex gets updated when the Unicode Consortium releases an update.


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