[Python-Dev] Bug/feature/patch policy for optparse.py
Guido van Rossum
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 08:08:07 -0400
> Hi all -- I've just thrown together Optik 1.4.1, and in turn checked in
> rev 1.3 of Lib/optparse.py. From the optparse docstring:
> If you have problems with this module, please do not files bugs,
> patches, or feature requests with Python; instead, use Optik's
> SourceForge project page:
> For support, use the email@example.com mailing list
> and from a comment right after the docstring:
> # Python developers: please do not make changes to this file, since
> # it is automatically generated from the Optik source code.
> Does this policy seem reasonable to everyone? And, more importantly,
> can you all please try to respect it when you find bugs in or want to
> add features to optparse.py? Thanks!
Works for me. I expect that occasionally someone will forget this and
check in a fix; they will surely be corrected quickly (and without
*too* much embarrassment) by other developers.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)