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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Oct 25 17:42:51 CET 2009

Guido van Rossum schrieb:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 12:01 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Moving to a DVCS, putting a core language change moratorium in place for
>> a few years, then looking to see what improvements have been developed
>> outside the core tree as the moratorium is running down (and what
>> feedback has been received over that time) would be far more sensible.
> But the merges into the core will be tough. Imagine submitting a
> 5000-line patch and saying "I've worked on this for a year, please
> adopt it." Will we do enough code review to assert the code quality?

I can see two remedies:

* The branch changes are structured in relatively short, well-reviewable
  commits.  Less likely for a branch worked on for a year though.

* A core developer is involved from the start and acts as a just-in-time


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Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
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