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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 23:05:35 CET 2009

geremy condra wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 8:51 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> <snip>
>> Also to stop the pointless discussions about anonymous blocks (though
>> that may have been naive :-).
>> --
>> --Guido van Rossum
> Tell everybody that proposes it to show you the code. 99% of them will
> STFU, and it's probably worth a little bit of time to see what the other
> 1% come up with, even if its never going to get in. Worst case scenario,
> you've spared yourself the headache of dealing with people who can't
> (or won't) help you implement what they so urgently desire. Best case
> scenario, maybe you even get a great feature out of it.

There's no point telling people to produce code for a design that isn't
acceptable in the first place. No anonymous block proposal has ever even
made it past the first hurdle of being better in concept than a named
function (which do have their downsides, but those have always been
looked minor when compared to the downsides of the proposed additions).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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