[Python-Dev] Python and the Unicode Character Database

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Dec 2 13:57:41 CET 2010

Am 01.12.2010 23:39, schrieb "Martin v. Löwis":
>> As of today, "What’s New In Python 3.2" [1] does not even mention the
>> unicodedata upgrade to 6.0.0.
> One reason was that I was instructed not to change "What's New" a few
> years ago.

Maybe all past, present and future whatsnew maintainers can agree on these
rules, which I copied directly from whatsnew/3.2.rst?

   Rules for maintenance:

   * Anyone can add text to this document.  Do not spend very much time
   on the wording of your changes, because your text will probably
   get rewritten to some degree.

   * The maintainer will go through Misc/NEWS periodically and add
   changes; it's therefore more important to add your changes to
   Misc/NEWS than to this file.

   * This is not a complete list of every single change; completeness
   is the purpose of Misc/NEWS.  Some changes I consider too small
   or esoteric to include.  If such a change is added to the text,
   I'll just remove it.  (This is another reason you shouldn't spend
   too much time on writing your addition.)

   * If you want to draw your new text to the attention of the
   maintainer, add 'XXX' to the beginning of the paragraph or

   * It's OK to just add a fragmentary note about a change.  For
   example: "XXX Describe the transmogrify() function added to the
   socket module."  The maintainer will research the change and
   write the necessary text.

   * You can comment out your additions if you like, but it's not
   necessary (especially when a final release is some months away).

   * Credit the author of a patch or bugfix.   Just the name is
   sufficient; the e-mail address isn't necessary.  It's helpful to
   add the issue number:

     XXX Describe the transmogrify() function added to the socket

     (Contributed by P.Y. Developer; :issue:`12345`.)

   This saves the maintainer the effort of going through the SVN log
   when researching a change.


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