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It's not one less thing to think about which is exactly the point. If you install 1 dep and it has 100 deps you now have 101 things to think about.

Or, you could look at it, it's 101 fewer things to think about. Besides, we're talking about a package that doesn't have any dependencies.

It doesn't have any dependencies yet -- what if leftpad decides it should depend on "pad", which depends on "stringutil" which depends on "unicodeutil" and "mathutil", etc.

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