[Python-Dev] PEP 408 -- Standard library __preview__ package

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jan 27 16:37:44 CET 2012

On 27/01/2012 15:34, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> 2012/1/27 Eli Bendersky<eliben at gmail.com>:
>> Criteria for "graduation"
>> -------------------------
> I think you also need "Criteria for being placed in __preview__". Do
> we just toss everything someone suggests in?
And given that permanently deleting something from __preview__ would be 
a big deal (deciding it didn't make the grade and should never 
graduate), the criteria shouldn't be much less strict than for adopting 
a package into the standard library.

i.e. once something gets into __preview__ people are going to assume it 
will graduate at some point - __preview__ is a place for apis to 
stabilise and mature, not a place for dubious libraries that we may or 
may not want in the standard library at some point.



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