[Python-Dev] PEP 408 -- Standard library __preview__ package
solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jan 30 19:59:22 CET 2012
On Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:42:28 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I'm willing to go along with that (especially given your report of
> >> AppEngine's experience with the "labs" namespace).
> >> Can we class this as a pronouncement on PEP 408? That is, "No to
> >> adding a __preview__ namespace, but yes to adding regex directly for
> >> 3.3"?
> > Yup. We seem to have a tendency to over-analyze decisions a bit lately
> > (witness the hand-wringing about the hash collision DoS attack).
> I have now updated PEP 408 accordingly (i.e. rejected, but with a
> specific note about regex).
It would be nice if that pronouncement or decision could outline the
steps required to include an "experimental" module in the stdlib, and
the steps required to move it from "experimental" to "stable".
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