[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 22:35:06 -0400

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

> I think sometimes you're excessively careful when publishing PEPs.


> When I first read your post about PEP 285, and read you asking if
> this should be implemented at all, I knew this would happen. This
> makes people which have no idea what they're talking about feel like
> they can influence something. Have a look at the ACCEPTED thread,
> and compare it to the first thread. In the second thread, you were
> decided to implement it. I'm not saying you shouldn't care about
> anyone's opinion, I just think you should publish PEPs as accepted,
> even if for some good reason, you fallback your idea (that's what
> really happens, anyway).

Good idea.  Though given the history, I don't think the outrage will
be any worse next time.  Some people just like to rally against
"dictators". :-(

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