[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 20:38:47 -0400

> This one was partly my fault:  when I announced your PEP Parade essay, I
> added
>     Note that Guido wants to keep 2.3 free of new core language features.
> at the start of the last paragraph.  I did so because that's what I
> believed <wink> I had heard the day before.

Sounds like you need to be careful with the channeling there... :-)

> The next thing the community saw was a PEP from you introducing a
> new core language feature for 2.3.  Some of the early responses
> specifically mentioned "wtf?!  didn't Tim just say Guido wants yadda
> yadda?".  BTW, the reaction to the sentence quoted above was
> crushingly favorable when it was first posted.  The idea that 2.3
> was to be a "consolidation" release was very popular.

Maybe my mistake was thinking that adding bool was a small change.

Maybe you could have brought this up when PEP 285 was first circulated
on python-dev?  I guess you didn't foresee the outcyr either. :-)

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