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

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Wed Aug 31 19:36:55 CEST 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> (*) Can we pick a terminology so we all agree that "3.3.3" is a "minor
> release", "3.3" is a "major release", and "3" an "earthshattering
> release"? Or other terms -- but something that is both agreed upon and
> clear enough without explanation. I'm tired of having to clarify minor
> and major every time I use them out of fear they'll be mistaken for
> "3" and "3.3".

Given that there's no general industry agreement on what those things mean,
"clear enough without explanation" is probably unrealistic. On the other
hand, a PEP or some similar document that lays out the terminology used for
python releases (and encouraged for python libraries) would let you assume
that python people had read that explanation, and make a reference to it
easy (i.e."see PEP XXXX").

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