What's missing from python?

Cameron Laird 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.
>
>See:
>
>    http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/12.html
>
>and search for "Frank Stajano".  My guess would be that Frank's paper got
>the ball rolling for the "batteries included" concept in Tcl.
>
>Skip
>

I confirm that.  That's verifiably how it happened.

I also don't see that as contradicting what Peter wrote.
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