This page is aimed to be the starting point of collection for ideas for projects which could benefit the Python community, either projects that help the Python core, develop the standard library, third party packages, or more.
Ideally, each project should be expanded into a more full-featured description, so that people can judge the value, the effort involved, the size of the project (takes a week, takes a month, etc.), who knows enough about the project to help out, etc.
Topics with a paragraph or so of thought, start new a page with a . in front of the wiki word, i.e. ./CleanupUrlLibProject to scope the new pages a bit
- for topics not fleshed out beyond a sentence or two, indent the sentence six spaces on a newline below the topic title/summary; this is to make sure that the description does not overpower the title/summary
SimpleTodo: finite projects that improve (maybe just clean up) part of Python's implementation.
- Port standard library modules implemented in C to Python
This is basically what the PyPy project is doing. See their site for more details on what parts of the Python standard library have not yet been translated.
- fix some old, old bugs in sourceforge
- This is not a high profile, totally new idea, but maybe even helps the community more than founding another web framework
A better way to create (singlefile) executables by bringing the advantages of py2exe and McMillans compiler together.
- Enhance the Python catalog of modules
- ratings (both automatic and user)
- admin interfaces
- new pydotorg look and feel
- fix and implement PEP 345
Auto-generate portions of a C extension module based off of a Python definition (e.g., create the function definitions, parsing of arguments, PyTypeObject fields, init function for module, etc.). Would use AST off of existing Python code. Would need some way to update a generating C extension module when Python file changes without destroying extension module (as presumably body of functions have been filled in).