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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Oct 25 18:26:57 CET 2009

Guido van Rossum schrieb:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 4:56 AM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Exactly. Since with the moratorium in effect, we are basically changing
>> *nothing but* the stdlib, it has its own release cycle already :)
> Not true. There is much core work that can be done without changing
> the language definition (e.g. removing the GIL, speedups). Also,
> extension modules written in C presumably don't fall under the
> separate stdlib release but are excluded from the moratorium.

I'd have counted them among the stdlib.  You're of course right, other
core work can and should be done, but it won't be as visible as new stdlib
modules or improved APIs in there.

Anyway, we'll probably get a better picture of what 3.2 will look like
after the PEP is written and we have a rough release schedule.  Before that
it's moot to decide on a separate stdlib release.


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