[python-committers] Language moratorium

Christian Heimes christian at python.org
Wed Jul 18 14:56:42 EDT 2018

On 2018-07-18 20:47, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Jul 18, 2018, at 09:11, Stefan Krah <stefan at bytereef.org> wrote:
>> if I remember correctly, we had a moratorium for language changes around
>> versions 3.2-3.3.  I think during that time relatively few BDFL-level
>> decisions were required.
>> Perhaps we could have one again, say for 12 months so we can figure things
>> out. Other Python implementations may welcome the moratorium so they can
>> catch up.
> I agree that we’ll effectively have language moratorium until we have a new governance structure.  But let me ask, what do you propose to do about PEP 572?  That’s already been accepted, but not yet implemented.  Would it be exempt from the moratorium or scoot in under the wire?

It's the last will of our beloved dictator.

To quote my favorite Marvel villain: The first order of the new BDFL
cannot undo the last will of the previous BDFL.


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