[Python-Dev] Bug/feature/patch policy for optparse.py

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
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:
>   http://sourceforge.net/projects/optik
> For support, use the optik-users@lists.sourceforge.net mailing list
> (http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/optik-users).
> """
> 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/)