PyWart: "Python's import statement and the history of external dependencies"

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Nov 23 07:59:10 CET 2014

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
>> wave: Not in the stdlib, though I'd avoid the name anyway.
> Incorrect. The wave module is for manipulating .wav files.
> > sndheader: Not in the stdlib - probably on PyPI though
> Correct. It is actually spelled "sndhdr".

Just out of curiosity, why does the stdlib need modules for
manipulating .wav and other sound files, but we have to go to PyPI to
get a PostgreSQL client? It's a queer world...


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