[Python-Dev] PEP 3003 - Python Language Moratorium

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Nov 3 21:03:13 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 11:23 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> This suspension of features is designed to allow non-CPython implementations
>> to "catch up" to the core implementation of the language, help ease adoption
>> of Python 3.x, and provide a more stable base for the community.
> I'd also add "to allow users to catch up"... ;-)

IMO that's implied by "help ease adoption".

> One question:
> There are currently number of patch waiting on the tracker for
> additional Unicode feature support and it's also likely that we'll
> want to upgrade to a more recent Unicode version within the
> next few years.
> How would such indirect changes be seen under the moratorium ?

That would fall under the Case-by-Case Exemptions section. "Within the
next few years" sounds like it might well wait until the moratorium is
ended though. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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