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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jun 13 01:58:43 CEST 2006

At 01:36 AM 6/13/2006 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> From that, I can only conclude that you requested that people should
>not make changes again without contacting you or the Web-SIG.

Indeed I was -- back when I was under the mistaken impression that PEP 360 
actually meant what it appeared to say about other packages added in 
2.5.  In *that* universe, what I said made perfect sense.  :-)

And if we *were* in an alternate hypothetical universe where, say, instead 
of PEP 360 not really being followed, it was the unit testing policy, then 
we would all be yelling at Tim for being rude about people breaking the 
tests, when he should "just expect" that people will break tests, because 
after all, they have to change the *code*, and it's not reasonable to 
expect them to change the *tests* too.

So, to summarize, it's all actually Tim's fault, but only in a parallel 
universe where nobody believes in unit testing.  ;-)

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