[Python-ideas] Add from __experimental__ import bla [was: Should we move to replace re with regex?]

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Aug 29 23:16:13 CEST 2011

ron3200 wrote:
> From the descriptions  in this thread, it sounds like  
> __experimental__ items will be pretty far on the way to inclusion.   And 
> maybe the only thing experimental about them is a few fine details that 
> might be changed before release.  (but probably won't be.)
> How often do you think things in __experimental__ will be aborted or 
> canceled? 

Rarely, I would think.

> Another way to think about "experimental" items is to use it in the way 
> that science does.  ie... An experiment designed to discover 
> information, or test a very specific idea or theory.   In that context, 
> depending on the results of the experiment,  a particular feature my be 
> changed to take the results of the experiment into account.

I think that's exactly how it is being thought of -- the experimental 
bit being primarily the API.


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