[Python-Dev] PEP 3003 - Python Language Moratorium

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Nov 3 21:42:09 CET 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Nov 3, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> I've checked draft (!) PEP 3003, "Python Language Moratorium", into
>> SVN. As authors I've listed Jesse, Brett and myself.
>> On python-ideas the moratorium idea got fairly positive responses
>> (more positive than I'd expected, in fact) but I'm bracing myself for
>> fierce discussion here on python-dev. It's important to me that if if
>> this is accepted it is a "rough consensus" decision (working code we
>> already have plenty of :-), not something enforced by a vocal minority
>> or an influential individual such as myself. If there's too much
>> opposition I'll withdraw the PEP so as not to waste everybody's time
>> with a fruitless discussion.
>> The PEP tries to spell out some gray areas but I'm sure there will be
>> others; that's life. Do note that the PEP proposes to be *retroactive*
>> back to the 3.1 release, i.e. the "frozen" version of the language is
>> the state in which it was released as 3.1.
> I think this is a great idea.  I'd love to see the energy normally put 
> into evolving the language into making the stdlib really kick ass.



> -Barry
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