[Python-Dev] Python Language Summit #2 in February
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Sep 16 12:59:57 CEST 2009
A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> PyCon 2010 will be February 19-21 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia (US).
> Van Lindberg, PyCon chair, has approved having another Python Language
> Summit on Thursday, February 18 2010. The web page for it is
> The Python Language Summit is an invitation-only event for developers
> of Python implementations and the standard library, to discuss issues
> of common concern to all implementors.
> It will mostly be organized similarly to last year's event. I'm going
> to drop the initial open discussion, which wasn't very useful, and
> we'll just have three 1.5-hour discussion sessions. The fourth time
> slot will be left open for chatting, development, or whatever the
> attendees want to do.
> We therefore need to decide what those three sessions should be about.
> Please discuss on python-dev and hopefully we can arrive at some
> consensus on topics of reasonably wide current interest. (See
> http://us.pycon.org/2009/about/summits/language/ for a reminder of
> last year's topics.)
Given the long discussion on the stdlib-sig it seems like a discussion
of the standard library would be useful. Potential topics include (some
of which partially overlap each other):
* Clarifying the deprecation process of modules including whether we
will *ever* remove deprecated modules
* Breaking the standard library into a separate development repository
(which we decided to do at the last language summit but haven't yet -
several developers are still keen to do this)
* Deprecating and removing more obsolete / unmaintained modules (I
believe a new PEP on this will be coming soon)
* The goals of the standard library - some people want a 'dead' standard
library (as in dead-stable) others want to see an actively improving
* Bringing new best-of-breed modules into the standard library (and what
to when they fully or partly duplicate existing functionality)
All the best,
> Feel free to raise discussions on other lists such as jython-dev,
> catalog-sig, or wherever, but please summarize the results here on
> python-dev; I won't see discussions on other lists.
> Like last time, invitations will be sent to the committers for Python,
> Jython, IronPython, PyPy, Pynie, plus a few extra people and projects.
> If you want to suggest another project or person who should be
> invited, please send me a private e-mail.
> Andrew M. Kuchling
> amk at amk.ca
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