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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jun 13 01:36:36 CEST 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 12:28 AM 6/13/2006 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> If you remember that this is the procedure: sure. However, if the
>> maintainer of a package thinks (and says) "somebody edited my code,
>> this should not happen again", then I really think the code is better
>> not part of the Python distribution.
> The "this should not happen again" in this case was the *merge problem*,
> not the *editing*.  There is a significant difference between the two.

Well, you wrote, in


"only to find that it doesn't correspond to any particular point in
the trunk, because people made changes without contacting me or the
Web-SIG. ...  Please don't do this again."

(where the three dots indicate something that you have done, not
somebody else)

>From that, I can only conclude that you requested that people should
not make changes again without contacting you or the Web-SIG.

It's not clear whether you want to be contacted before or after the
changes have been made. If "after" is ok, you should just subscribe
to python-checkins.

Still, Guido dislikes the notion of having to contact anybody when
making changes, as a matter of principle. I can sympathize with that


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