[Python-Dev] Dropping externally maintained packages (Was: Please stop changing wsgiref on the trunk)

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Mon Jun 12 22:44:30 CEST 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On 6/12/06, Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> wrote:
>> I will be happy to say "ctypes is part of Python" (although I *fear* it
>> is not one of the packages enthusiastically supported by Guido ;-).
> I don't plan to use it myself, but I'm very happy that it's in the
> stdlib since so many people like it.


> Somebody please update PEP 360 (and PEP 291).

I'll do that.

>> Well, if the compatibility requirements can be retained, at least (ctypes
>> should currently be compatible with Python 2.3, but that can probably be raised
>> to 2.4 when Python 2.5 is officially released, or shortly thereafter).
> That ought to be indicated in PEP 291 and in the ctypes source code somewhere.

I'll add markers in the code.

>> I am *very* thankful for the fixes, the code review, the suggestions,
>> and the encouragement I got by various python-devers.
> You're welcome. And we're thankful for your contribution!
>> I'm even happy
>> to revert changes by others done by accident (which destroy comatibility
>> with Python 2.3, for example. Well, there was only one).
> Please keep in mind that reverting someone else's changes without
> prior discussion is a very rude thing to do. The proper procedure is
> to point out their mistake and give them the opportunity to revert it
> themselves (or defend their change -- so a public discussion can
> ensue).

> Disagreements should not be settled by battling checkins; I'd like to
> see that developers who ignore this rule repeatedly risk having their
> commit privileges taken away temporarily.

Ok, I'll follow this procedure from now on.


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