[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics
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
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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