New PEP: Quality Guidelines For Standard Modules
cribeiro at mail.inet.com.br
Mon Jul 2 05:41:35 CEST 2001
After re-reading both Malcolm Tredinnick comments and my own draft, I'v
come up with a revision for this key paragraph:
What is the Standard Library?
The Standard Library is comprised of the modules that are
documented in the Python Library Reference manual. Standard
Python Distributions MUST implement all modules from the
Standard Library, with the possible exception of OS-dependant
That's a little clearer, I think. However it does still suffer from some
- Python != CPython. This should not be an issue, though;
standard modules should be supported on different Python
- The problem was moved from the definition of the "Python
Standard Library" to the concept of a "Python Distribution".
It is not clear what a Python Distribution is. However, I
feel that the existence of the Python Library Reference
manual is already one step on this direction, because it
does define a lot of things as part of the "official"
Again, a disclaimer: English is not my first language, and sometimes it is
hard for me to make myself clear. I hope to get better with a few more
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