[Python-Dev] Expect in python

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
22 Nov 2002 10:38:14 +0100

"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> writes:

> I told him that we don't have a formal process, but attracting the 
> attention of someone on python-dev is usually where it starts.

Actually, we do: Write a library PEP, see PEP 2.

This procedure is rarely executed completely, but I would atleast
insist on the maintenance part being clarified in advance - with a
clear, up-front indication that the module *will* be removed if it
ever becomes unmaintained (of course, if that ever happens, and the
module has its usership, threat of removing it might produce a
different maintainer).

As you can see, I don't care that much about usefulness of the module
(although I'm sure others here will); to me, if users say it is
useful, and maintenance is clear, and it does not come with a huge C
library that you need to build, I'm fine with incorporating it -
provided there is somebody I can assign bug reports to.