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

Patrick Laban laban.patrick at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 21:15:55 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> That's the moratorium-with-exceptions again, which cannot work because
> everyone has their favorite "can't wait" exception.
> New technology should be dealt with in a library first anyway.
> Anyway, the "Python core" includes a lot of stuff that isn't covered
> by the moratorium (which only prohibits changes to syntax and
> associated semantics, not implementation issues).
> I expect that any issues with the moratorium will be discussed on
> python-dev first; but the yearly language summit will be a good point
> to review it too.
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/<http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/>
> )

With apologies, in this discussion I lost track of the fact that the
moratorium is specific to the syntax and semantics issue.  In this case I am
in full support of the moratorium.  It gets tiring seeing the same ideas
proposed over and over again.  Beyond python-dev the language summit should
have a limited discussion about the moratorium, but beyond that it should

--Patrick Laban
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