[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 14:23:45 -0400

On Tue, Apr 09, 2002, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> I wouldn't want to get c.l.p style discussions on python-dev about
> PEPs, though. Why not setup a special PEP discussion list and then
> invite people from c.l.p over to it for additional insights ?
> Regarding the subject line: don't know if it's just me, but I
> would like to see some of the conservative development style we
> had established a few years ago return in Python's development
> process. Some of the recent developments left me under the impression
> of the need to rush changes with no apparent reason (for rushing
> them).

Or, to put it another way, perhaps before development work for each
release starts (aside from bug fixes), we draw up a list of the feature
goals for that release and project a target date for finishing those
goals, but the goals get the focus rather than the date.  Changing goals
after development starts would require official BDFL prounouncement.

If a great feature comes up after development starts, too bad -- the
next development cycle will usually be less than nine months away.
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