[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 19:19:35 -0400

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

Bah.  For most features, 9 months is an eternity compared to the time
it takes to code it.  About the only exceptions I recall are new-style
classes and Unicode; major packages like email or xml also are
exceptions, but they are usually developed outside the Python CVS tree
first anyway.

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