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

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Oct 31 15:24:35 EDT 2017

On 2017-10-31 18:44, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:41 AM, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com 
> <mailto:python at mrabarnett.plus.com>> wrote:
>     regex gets updated when the Unicode Consortium releases an update.
> Is it a feature that that is more frequently than Python releases? 
> There are other things in Python that must be updated whenever the UC 
> releases an update, and they get treated as features (or perhaps as 
> bugfixes, I'm not sure) but this means they generally don't get 
> backported.
Here's a list of the updates to Unicode:


Roughly yearly.

Those still on Python 2.7, for example, are now 8 years behind re Unicode.

At least Python 3.6 is only 1 year/release behind, which is fine!

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