[Python-Dev] PEP 407 / splitting the stdlib

fwierzbicki at gmail.com fwierzbicki at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 22:31:26 CET 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> Doing a release every 6 months that includes updates to the stdlib and
> bugfixes to the language/VM also benefits other VMs by getting compatibility
> fixes in faster. All of the other VM maintainers have told me that keeping
> the stdlib non-CPython compliant is the biggest hurdle. This kind of switch
> means they could release a VM that supports a release 6 months or a year
> after a language change release (e.g. 1 to 2 releases in) so as to get
> changes in faster and lower the need to keep their own fork.
As one of the other VM maintainers I agree with everything Brett has
said here. The proposal sounds very good to me from that perspective.


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