I am nominating Barney Gale (@barneygale, and on GitHub) as a core developer. Barney has been contributing primarily towards pathlib for a number of years, and volunteered about a year ago to become maintainer. Antoine was supportive, and since then I’ve been making sure Barney’s contributions are at core-dev levels of care, awareness, and stability.
Last week I casually asked him to merge his own PR, as I’d completely forgotten that he wasn’t a committer, so I can’t really argue that he’s not ready!
Most of Barney’s contributions have been towards pathlib, as expected, and recently he’s been closing a number of very weird edge cases in path parsing and combining, as well as optimisations to runtime performance and user subclassing. None of these are easy to decide on, and all require deep empathy for how the code is intended to be used and how it likely has been used. Most of the time, Barney’s initial proposals have ended up being the final implementation, and he’s shown willingness to ask questions before diving into something he’s not as certain about.
I would be quite happy to have him as part of the team, and officially titled as our current
- Promote Barney Gale
- Do not promote