On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:24:17AM +0200, Victor Stinner wrote:
On of the reason which motivated Facebook and Instagram to migrate from Python 2.7 directly to 3.5 was to get the new async and await keywords. So new syntaxes can be the new "killer feature" of a specific Python release, at least for some use cases.
This is definitely true. But Python is very strong now, much stronger than during the last moratorium.
So in general I think making a decision for a 12 months moratorium should not be viewed by the community as a weak "policy of not having a policy", but as a signal of strength.
Suppose people take long vacations, take a distance to the whole PEP 572 situation, perhaps reevaluate; there is always the possibility of overlooking a very simple solution that becomes apparent after a while.