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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Oct 23 20:04:42 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:18 AM, geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Arguments against past proposals are not arguments against
> future proposals. Unless Guido's time machine got an extra
> supercollider while I wasn't looking, nobody on this board knows
> what's coming down the pipe next, and my argument is that if
> the suggestion is super-awesome, popularly supported, and
> maintained until the end of the moratorium, then it should have
> a really good chance of getting in. To paraphrase a discussion
> I had on this topic last night, the fact that there's a long, hard
> road to getting a feature into the language isn't a problem. The
> idea that there shouldn't be a road is.

I need to give my elbow more rest for a couple weeks, so I'm limiting
myself to ultra-short emails.

I take exception to "popularly supported" above. Python is still not a
democracy. You can fill in the rest.

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

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