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Date 2011-09-12.16:07:41
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Copied from msg143857 (Raymond Hettinger):

> Resist the urge to fatten APIs until you're sure that:
> * they are needed
> * they are well developed (many internal utils fail this test)
> * they are worth the extra time it takes to learn what is in a module (adding rarely needed
> tools has the side-effect of obscuring things people actually need)
> [...]
> The pager functions are interesting and non-trivial.  Before making them public in the
> standard library though, it would be best if it had some life as third-party module to let
> it mature (i.e. making sure it works as well in other contexts as it does in pydoc).

I’m thus closing this request.  Someone can run with the idea, publish experiments on PyPI, gather feedback from python-ideas, and we’ll see about stdlib inclusion when the time is right.
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