What's missing from python?
claird at lairds.com
Mon Mar 22 21:52:44 CET 2004
In article <mailman.239.1079974422.742.python-list at python.org>,
Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Peter> Paul Rubin wrote:
> >> Python advertises a "batteries included" approach to the library
> >> which means it's supposed to include most of the stuff that users
> >> need, instead of making them download the stuff from random places.
> Peter> The 'batteries included' stuff is more a distribution / packaging
> Peter> issue than the standard library. At least coming from Tcl where
> Peter> we have a 'batteries included' distribution including all sorts
> Peter> of nice things. However this does not mean that they are part of
> Peter> the standard library.
>and search for "Frank Stajano". My guess would be that Frank's paper got
>the ball rolling for the "batteries included" concept in Tcl.
I confirm that. That's verifiably how it happened.
I also don't see that as contradicting what Peter wrote.
Cameron Laird <claird at phaseit.net>
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