No trees in the stdlib?

João Valverde backup95 at
Sat Jun 27 02:41:39 EDT 2009

João Valverde wrote:
> Aahz wrote:
>> In article <mailman.2170.1246042676.8015.python-list at>,
>> =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Jo=E3o_Valverde?=  <backup95 at> wrote:   
>> Anyway, I'm *not* trying to discourage you, just explain some of the
>> roadblocks to acceptance that likely are why it hasn't already happened.
>> If you're serious about pushing this through, you have two options:
>> * Write the code and corresponding PEP yourself (which leads to the
>> second option, anyway)
>> * Lobby on the python-ideas mailing list
> Currently I don't have a strong need for this. I just believe it would 
> be a benefit to a language I like a lot.  Lobbying isn't my thing. I'd 
> rather write code, but neither am I the most qualified person for the 
> job. It would certainly be interesting and fun and challenging in a 
> good way and a great way to learn some new stuff. But I would 
> definitely need mentoring or asking some silly questions on the 
> mailing list. Maybe I'll seriously consider it some other time.
There's also another issue raise by Paul Rubin I wasn't even aware of, 
that the LGPL is not suitable for the standard library. Having to write 
a complete BST implementation in C is a drag. There are already good C 
libraries available.

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