[Python-Dev] Checked in...
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 15:41:38 -0700
To defend Paul here a bit, we did start some discussion here, and at least
some of us said "the concept is fine, so check it in. we can totally revamp
CVS is a much better communication/testing vehicle than the damn Patch
Manager or posting modules at some private web site.
And we can always "cvs rm" a module.
Another alternative would be to create /nondist/sandbox/ and have people
toss modules-for-discussion or modules-in-progress into that area. We can
dork around as much as needed. When the module is "ready", then we add it
into the /dist/ branch.
CVS is a great tool for this. Let's not try to create roadblocks that
prevent effective work.
On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 06:10:20PM -0500, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > onlinehelp.py is checked in. Here's the docstring:
> Sorry Paul, but checking things in is not the appropriate way to start
> a discussion. Without a prior discussion of requirements and design
> alternatives I don't think that it should be checked in, even labeled
> The proper thing to do if you want feedback on the source code is to
> post the source code somewhere (here). There are simply too many
> people with too many ideas for this to work -- Python would become a
> work designed by committee.
> I'm on my way to Monterey and don't have time to comment on the
> contents right now, but please follow the procedure! (And I *know*
> that the procedure isn't carefully documented -- that's one more
> reason to be conservative in your checkins.)
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://dinsdale.python.org/~guido/)
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