What's missing from python?
peter at engcorp.com
Mon Mar 22 15:43:59 CET 2004
John Burton wrote:
> One of the reasons I like python so much is that the standard
> installation comes with a whole lot of libraries to do lots of useful
> things but there seem to be a few things missing from the standard
> library which would be useful in many projects:
> Encryption - AES and 3DES. Possibly RSA and Certificate processing.
> DNS - Something better than gethostbyaddr for looking up other record
> Database - Something suitable for small projects / prototypes like
> pysqlite or something in pure python even.
> SSL/TLS - Some useful support...
> A lot of projects seem to need some of those. It's easy enough to
> install extras to do those thing but they are all things where it would
> be nice to have something in the standard library that you could rely on
> being there.
> Is there any reason why those things are not already in the standard
Yes, they aren't mature enough to be in there yet (because the work
is not complete, probably because not enough people are helping).
That's at least a partial answer. Were I actually one who helped
with the core work on these things myself, I would doubtless add
"contributions are welcome!" :-)
More information about the Python-list