[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics

Tim Peters tim@zope.com
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 16:00:29 -0400

[David Ascher]
> ...
> However, I think there's still value in schedules.  Without schedules
> things just don't get done, in my experience.

Or at least deadlines.  Note that this ties in with frequent releases:  if
we said we won't release something "until it's ready", and the time between
releases slobbers out to over a year again, then people will fight like hell
to get "just one more" change in -- over and over and over again.  Almost
nothing is ever really finished.  Frequent releases make it much easier to
sell "too bad, you're too late for this release, but you'll get another
chance in 6 months".