[Python-Dev] python2.1.2 plans, plus the curse of PEP-006.

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Wed, 5 Dec 2001 09:49:04 -0500

>>>>> "AB" == Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au> writes:

    AB> (I'm not sure if it's just me, but it's possible the reason
    AB> no-one's done two bugfix releases in a row is that PEP-006 is
    AB> accursed, and brings down the wrath of gods on anyone foolish
    AB> enough to get involved.  I'm hoping that the last few weeks
    AB> horror is over and done now...)


First, thanks for taking on the responsibility, and glad you're back!

Second, remember that PEP 6 is a work in progress, especially since
you're breaking new ground.  If PEP 6 actually hinders patch releases
rather than helps them, then IMHO the PEP is probably broken.  Is your
problem with it the prohibitions?  Or is it the procedure?  Is the PEP
too incomplete to be helpful?

Please do suggest changes!  If you want to co-own it so you can update
it yourself, we can do that too.

Patch releases should be easy(er).