[Python-ideas] Proposal: Moratorium on Python language changes

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 19:59:37 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> I propose a moratorium on language changes. This would be a period of
> several years during which no changes to Python's grammar or language
> semantics will be accepted. The reason is that frequent changes to the
> language cause pain for implementors of alternate implementations
> (Jython, IronPython, PyPy, and others probably already in the wings)
> at little or no benefit to the average user (who won't see the changes
> for years to come and might not be in a position to upgrade to the
> latest version for years after).


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