[Distutils] Changing the status of PEP 440 to Provisional

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 11:19:00 CET 2014

On 17 December 2014 at 09:42, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> Note that as of now Openstack has decided on a different path and currently
> does not need any adjustments to PEP 440 as I had talked about with you, so
> as of right now the only thing I really have to change (unless they change
> their mind or someone else comes forward) is that I’d like to move c -> rc
> in the preferred form. I’m not against making PEP 440 Provisional though and
> I have no idea if more issues will come up in the coming days.

I think it's a good policy change regardless - I doubt this will be
the last time where something that initially seemed like a good idea
doesn't seem so promising once it's exposed to a broader audience.
That's exactly the kind of problem PEP 411 was designed to deal with
for the standard library, so extending it to the PyPA ecosystem makes
a lot of sense.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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