Restarting Python

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Oct 1 02:30:59 CEST 2014

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 9:16 AM, Seymore4Head
<Seymore4Head at hotmail.invalid> wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:58:50 -0400, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at>
> wrote:
>>On 9/30/2014 5:15 PM, Seymore4Head wrote:
>>> Since the developers of Python decided to make Python 3 non backward
>>> compatible,
>>This is a trollish exaggeration.
>> > I can't help but wonder why they don't think a command to
>>> restart would be a useful addition?
>>More trollishness.  Python does not have 'commands'.
>>Feature additions are independent of the changes make in 3.0.  2.7 got
>>many new features, and even now is getting a few new security features.
>>One cannot have opinions about something they do not think of.
>>If you want to propose a new feature, just do that.  Describe a use case
>>and how the feature would look, using current Python syntax, and how it
>>would operate.
> Bad day?

No, that's not Terry having a bad day and taking it out on you. That's
you making a vague proposal with dubious justification, and Terry
coming back to you asking for clarification.

As he says, you need to propose new features by saying what they'd do,
how they'd do it, and why they should be implemented. Ignore Python's
history here, just look at where the language currently is and where
you're suggesting it go.


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