commonlib (cl): a namespace package holding commonly useful libraries

Each subpackage in the namespace is separately installable from the PyPI, by name. The whole namespace is also available there as a bundle under the name "commonlib". All subpackages of the namespace share a single version.


  • cl.importing - help with the import system
  • cl.testing - testing help
  • cl.util - utilities that don't fit anywhere else

Future Subpackages:

  • cl.data - a wide variety of data abstractions
  • cl.algorithms - tools for working with and implementations of various algo.
  • cl.py_backport - backports for libraries/features from newer Pythons
  • cl.recipes - recipes (a la ActiveState) that are candidates for promotion
  • cl.scripts - useful scripts