[Python-Dev] feature freeze questions

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Jul 26 01:29:45 CEST 2012

2012/7/25 Chris Jerdonek <chris.jerdonek at gmail.com>:
> I have a few questions about feature freeze:
> (1) Is increasing test coverage acceptable during feature freeze, even
> if it does not involve fixing a bug?
> (2) When adding new tests (e.g. in the course of fixing a bug or
> increasing test coverage), are we allowed to refactor other tests so
> that supporting test code can be shared?  Or should the tests be added
> in a less DRY fashion and refactored only after the branch goes back
> to pre-alpha?

You can do basically anything you want to tests just as long as you
don't make them less stable.

> (3) What types of documentation changes are allowed during feature
> freeze?  For example, are we only allowed to fix incorrect
> information, or is it acceptable to improve or add to the information
> about existing functionality?

All documentation changes are accepted.


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