On Fri, Mar 11, 2022 at 9:16 AM Paul Moore firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Fri, 11 Mar 2022 at 17:09, Marc-Andre Lemburg email@example.com wrote:
On 11.03.2022 17:42, Zachary Ware wrote:
- Only code which either supports a higher-tier platform or is a
general improvement may be checked in.
My understanding of that sentence is: PRs which target platforms not listed in PEP 11 may not be checked in.
IMO, it doesn't make sense to prohibit support code in the code base, if there is community interest in this. By dropping that line, we wouldn't have a problem and also don't need to list platforms in a tier 4 section, since it's still possible to add support in the main code base, without having a core dev maintain it.
I agree, the simplest solution here seems to be just to not include that line. We can still push back on PRs for unsupported platforms if we want, we just won't have a policy that *requires* us to do so.
If it turns out that leaving it to core devs' judgement is a problem, we can agree a policy with some concrete examples to inform us.
It's already a guideline we hold, but I'm fine with weakening the language to make more of a cautious warning to only merge paltform-specific code if you have good reasons to.