[Python-Dev] Slow down...
May it is important to note that
Python 3.7 already has very little syntactic changes.
Actually, there are no new syntac changes with PEP 563 -
(Postponed Evaluation of Annotations) being maybe
the only change to existing behavior, and PEP 562 as new
"non-library-dependent" feature, even though no new syntax is
added. (contextvars - PEP 567 - is a big change, but is constrained to
a new stdlib module).
On the other hand, one of the hottest topics being discussed now
- PEP 572 - would be quite a change that would violate such a
moratorium. What would happen if we wd'd take such a moratorium now?
Have Python with no real syntactic changes since f-strings up to version
3.9 (~4.5 years after 3.6)? Allow just whatever is already being discussed
- introducing a major change (local assignments) in 3.8, but just bar
others because people did not think of then before this moratorium
Maybe simply there is just no need for such a moratorium mechanism,
and the natural barriers for new features can work to keep
things in manageable pace, as we can see by the release getting
ready right now.
On 7 May 2018 at 10:20, Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> wrote:
> 07.05.18 14:19, Nick Coghlan ????:
>> And as the current python-ideas discussion about accessing paths relative
>> to __file__ shows,
> I can't believe this is discussed seriously. Forgot about the Python 2
> legacy, just use importlib.
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