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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Oct 21 20:58:45 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Daniel Stutzbach
<daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Bruce Frederiksen <dangyogi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I might suggest that changes to correct "bugs" in the language definition
>> (and I don't just mean the documentation) should still be allowed.
> I suggest allowing an exception for changes that make life *easier* for
> alternative implementations.  That would allow for fixing "bugs", making
> small improvements to new features added in Python 3, etc.  As long as it
> passes the test of making life easier for alternative implementations
> instead of more difficult.

This is reasonable. We should discuss this at the Language Summit at
the next PyCon.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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