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

geremy condra debatem1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 06:11:35 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 8:45 PM, geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Exactly- with a sandbox in place, the community could look at
>> real code and evaluate features not just as abstract ideas, but
>> as real working implementations- a first chance to see how
>> well they might work in practice, how much code they break,
>> and how well those changes work together, or, as you point
>> out, don't.
> You keep stressing the opportunities for new features, but I want to
> crush that hope -- new features should be rare, and should become
> rarer as the user community grows. The time to experiment was
> approximately 10 years ago. Go invent a new language (and hope for it
> to become popular :-) if you want to experiment.
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

I don't know how many more language changes we'll see in
Python- I don't think anybody does- but if the intent is that
the moratorium lift at some point, then I would suggest that
we should start preparing for that time now.

Geremy Condra

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