[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@zope.com
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 15:03:19 -0400

>>>>> "FLD" == Fred L Drake, <fdrake@acm.org> writes:

  FLD> Jeremy Hylton writes:
  >> We consider both a set of functional goals and a release
  >> schedule.  We don't want to make these decisions in isolation.
  >> If there are N

  FLD> That's right.  But we definately determine the release schedule
  FLD> without any regard for what else is on our schedule, and we
  FLD> don't make changes to the schedule based on what gets added to
  FLD> our schedule before we're done.

  FLD> Or that's been my perception at least.

We chose a release schedule a few weeks or months after the previous
release, and it always slides.  So I think we do adjust the schedule
to some extent.  Did we add an extra alpha or beta release of the
type-class unification?  

On the other hand, we tend to resist too much slippage after the
schedule has been set.  There was definitely a lot of pressure to get
the __future__ stuff for nested_scopes into 2.1 without causing the
schedule to be delayed :-O.