[Python-ideas] stdlib with its own release cycle ?

Mathias Panzenböck grosser.meister.morti at gmx.net
Sun Oct 25 17:38:22 CET 2009

On 10/25/2009 12:56 PM, Georg Brandl wrote:
> Antoine Pitrou schrieb:
>> Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at ...> writes:
>>> What about having a different release cycle for the stdlib, and
>>> shipping Python in two distinct releases:
>>> - Python : core + stdlib
>>> - Python-Stdlib : stdlib
>>> The Python release would remain unchanged, but its cycle would be
>>> longer (as the moratorium seems to imply).
>> I don't think the moratorium should imply any longer release cycle. Many
>> improvements aren't of the kind that the moratorium aims at freezing. We could
>> actually make the whole release cycle shorter, knowing that releases will be
>> less disruptive.
> Exactly. Since with the moratorium in effect, we are basically changing
> *nothing but* the stdlib, it has its own release cycle already :)
> Georg

As I had understood it thats not what the moratorium is about. The *language*
(grammar, syntax) will not be changed. That doesn't freeze the interpreter at
all. Even removing the GIL would not change the syntax (or semantics!) of the
language, but it's definitely not just a stdlib change.


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