[Python-Dev] provisional status for asyncio

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 09:39:17 CEST 2015

On 28 August 2015 at 00:25, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd suggest including a clearer motivation there:
>     Note: The asyncio package has been included in the standard
> library on a provisional basis, and thus may gain new APIs and
> capabilities in maintenance releases as it matures. Backwards
> incompatible changes may occur if deemed absolutely necessary by the
> core developers.

I'm happy with a statement like this offering additional guidance, but
I think that formally we should stick with the current
provisional-or-not situation (with asyncio remaining provisional for
another release, if the asyncio devs feel that's needed). Ultimately,
end users only really have two choices - use a library or not - so
adding extra levels of "provisionalness" actually complicates their
choice rather than simplifying it.


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