[Python-ideas] Better error messages for missing optional stdlib packages
solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Oct 4 12:51:20 EDT 2018
On Thu, 4 Oct 2018 08:32:55 +1000
Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> > Also, maybe add a little note in the docs, stating that despite being
> > part of stdlib this module might not be available on all systems.
> That should be uncontroversial. Raise an issue on the bug tracker for
> that, or a patch on Github.
I don't know. Realistically, any decent distributor of Python
should include those optional modules, and I don't remember
encountering a Python that doesn't has them. Adding a note saying
otherwise in the docs may pointlessly scare users away.
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