[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Gordon McMillan gmcm@hypernet.com
Wed, 29 May 2002 16:58:49 -0400

On 29 May 2002 at 15:52, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> One question is how spin this.  Listing a long
> series of incompatibilities presents the image of a
> language that has many gratuitous incompatible
> changes -- which is not true and the opposite of
> the message we want to convey. 

Hopefully, Python-in-a-tie changes the equilibrium
somewhat. You can point the "pace of change" 
whiners to it (once there's something to point to 
<wink>); conversely, you needn't worry much about 
spinning a non-PyTie release.

Because of the longer release cycle, a PyTie release
*will* involve a lot of language changes. MAL's idea
of a migration guide is great - just make sure it's
presented as an "aid", not a "warning".
-- Gordon