A Policy for Inclusion in the Standard Library: was Modules for inclusion in standard library?

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Sun Jul 3 18:38:04 CEST 2005


Terry Reedy wrote:
> "Colin J. Williams" <cjw at sympatico.ca> wrote in message 
> news:gaxxe.15816$mK5.1126958 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> 
>>Isn't this where the discussion should start?  There should be some
>>general policy guiding the types of modules which should be in the
>>standard library.
> 
> 
> A couple of times, Guido has given his general policy as generally useful; 
> best-of-breed, tested and accepted by the community; and backed by a 
> developer who will adapt it and its doc up to stdlib standards (if 
> necessary) and commit to maintainence for a few years.
> 
> Terry J. Reedy
> 
This is a good base.  Presumably "accepted by the community" means
with some minimum number of ongoing users.

Colin W.




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