Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
Oh... sorry, I didn't know about any rules.
My apologies - I had announced this (personal) rule a few times, so I thought everybody on python-dev knew. If you really want to push a patch, you can do so by doing your own share of work, namely by reviewing other's patches. If you don't, someone will apply your patch when he finds the time to do so. So if you can wait, it might be best to wait a few months (this won't go into 2.4 patch releases, anyway).
I think Brett Cannon now also follows this rule; it really falls short enough in practice because (almost) nobody really wants to push his patch bad enough to put some work into it to review other patches.