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[Python-Dev] we will probably be having an difficult discussion about the stdlib after PEP 594 is done (was: PEP 594: Removing dead batteries from the standard library)

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 2:18 PM Brett Cannon <brett at> wrote:
> I'm personally viewing it as a first step in addressing the maintenance burden we have with such a large stdlib. Christian started this work over a year ago and I think it's worth seeing through. After that we should probably have a discussion as a team about how we view the stdlib long-term and how that ties into maintaining it so that people's opinion of the stdlib's quality goes up rather than viewing the quality of it as varying module-to-module.

I started a thread on discourse to discuss some "what if" scenarios
here, in the hopes it will help us make more informed decisions:


Nathaniel J. Smith --