The big shots
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Wed Feb 20 00:31:03 CET 2008
> May I insist? By the criteria you've mentioned so far, nothing rules
> out 'ext'. If it's still a bad idea, there's a reason. What is it?
You imply that just because something is somehow working and even useful
for a *some* people (some being maybe only you) that it would be worth
including in the python standard lib. It is not.
There are no really formal rules for inclusion, but these are certainly
rules of thumb that are being considered:
- is it useful for *a lot of people*
- will it be mantained and maintainable for "ever" once it is part of
the standard distribution
- does it introduce external dependencies? If yes, this must be *very*
- is the design well-thought and mature
- does it make sense tying the release cycle of python the cycle of the
And insulting the people who do work on python and do a marvellous job
doing so is certainly *not* helping.
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