[Python-3000] Reminder: Py3k PEPs due by April

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Apr 10 19:53:40 CEST 2007

As I stated in my PyCon keynote and repeated (though somewhat hidden)
in PEP 3000, all PEPs for Py3k are due by April. The end of April is
only a few weeks away, so now is the time to start drafting that PEP
if you care about Python 3000! This is so that we will be able to
concentrate on *implementing* the accepted proposals by June, in time
for the planned release 3.0a1.

Your PEP doesn't have to be *accepted* by April 30; but it should be
in good shape, have seen some discussion on python-3000 (or
python-ideas), and have popular support. We can do the final
discussion about acceptance of individual PEPs (including some
revisions) after the deadline; but no PEP submitted after the deadline
has a chance.

This applies to my own pet projects as well; in particular, if I want
Abstract Base Classes in Py3k, I will have to write up a PEP by April
30. If you want interfaces or generic functions, likewise, you need to
have a decent PEP submitted by April 30!

I'm currently working on the new I/O library, and am confident that
this will be in a usable shape by the end of this week. fter that, I
plan to concentrate on the str/unicode unification, which is by far
the riskiest project still to be done.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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