[Python-Dev] Python and the Unicode Character Database
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"  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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