[Tutor] urllib ... lost novice's question

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Wed May 10 19:20:40 EDT 2017

On 10/05/17 17:06, Rafael Knuth wrote:
>>> Then, there is another package, along with a dozen other
>>> urllib-related packages (such as aiourllib).
>> Again, where are you finding these? They are not in
>> the standard library. Have you been installing other
>> packages that may have their own versions maybe?
> they are all available via PyCharm EDU

It looks like PyCharm may be adding extra packages to
the standard library. Thats OK, both ActiveState and
Anaconda (and others) do the same, but it does mean
you need to check on python.org to see what is and
what isn't "approved".

If it's not official content then you need to ask on
a PyCharm forum about the preferred choices. The fact
they are included suggests that somebody has tested
them and found them useful in some way, but you would
need to ask them why they chose those packages and
when they would be more suitable than the standard

These bonus packages are often seen as a valuable
extra, but they do carry a burden of responsibility
for the user to identify which is best for them,
and that's not always easy to assess, especially
for a beginner.

Alan G
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