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[Python-Dev] Inclusion of lz4 bindings in stdlib?


On Sat, Dec 1, 2018, 06:56 Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com wrote:

> We* should probably do more collectively to point people at
> production-quality third-party modules, as I believe we currently do with
> pipenv which, while not a part of the standard library, is still
> recommended in the documentation as the preferred method of dependency
> management.
>

Small correction: the only "official" recommendation for pipenv is that
packaging.python.org (which is maintained by pypa, not python-dev) contains
several tutorials, and one of them discusses how to use pipenv. For a while
Kenneth used this as justification for telling everyone pipenv was "the
officially recommended install tool", and this created a lot of ill will,
so the pipenv team has been working on rolling that back.

A better precedent is requests. There was a long discussion a few years ago
about whether requests should move to the stdlib, and the outcome was that
it didn't, but the urllib docs got a note added recommending the use of
requests, which you can see here:

https://docs.python.org/3/library/urllib.request.html#module-urllib.request

Personally I would have phrased the note more strongly, but my perspective
is skewed by having tried to understand the internals. I'm glad urllib has
helped a lot of people solve their problems, but there's also a lot of ways
that it's flat out broken.

Anyway, I agree that there are probably other places where the docs could
use this technique.

-n
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