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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Oct 21 23:40:45 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum <guido at ...> writes:
>> Note, the moratorium would only cover the language itself plus
>> built-in functions, not the standard library.
> Out of curiousity, would it preclude adding e.g. a method to a built-in type?
> (I'm not saying this with anything specific in mind)

And I can't answer without anything specific in front of me.

I think it's time for someone to draft a PEP for me summarizing some
of the points of this discussion.

Some specific quick responses before I run off to do real work:

- no, I don't think it should have been announced before 3.1 was frozen

- no, I don't think we need an ISO standard

- no, it's not decided yet

- no, it's not an absolute law (actually typical laws have lots of
gray areas too)

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

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