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

Michael Foord fuzzyman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 21:38:58 CET 2009

2009/10/21 Dino Viehland <dinov at microsoft.com>

> [snip...]
> For example consider multiprocessing - which IronPython still doesn't
> support.   That's a much bigger work item than everything that changed
> related to parsing in 2.6.  New built-in functions can also be a huge
> pain - again compare float.fromhex to everything that happened to the
> parser in 2.6.  I'm pretty sure I spent more time on float.fromhex even
> w/ the already existing awesome test suite.
Was it a pain because it was on a builtin or because of the specific


> So I definitely think not adding significant new functionality to the core
> interpreter would be great but from an alternate implementation perspective
> I'd also be happy to see some wiggle room on small new features.
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