On 6/3/2021 3:34 PM, Guido van Rossum
Perhaps "living API"
analogous to "living document". Much more positive
Perhaps, but that's pretty much coining a new term, which
we would then have to explain. And since the opposite would
be "dead API", what is a dead API exactly? And doesn't it
follow that all APIs are living? If we stick with unstable,
we're adopting a term that's in use by at least one other
language community (Rust), and the slightly negative
connotation is welcome -- people should think twice before
using unstable APIs.
I read somewhere that the term "stable" means "dead" in some
contexts... was it maybe a medical context? So "living" would be
"unstable" too, as Tim suggested.
And since people know what a living document is, a living API
wouldn't be much of a stretch.
On the other hand, "unstable" carries a bit more connotation of