[Python-3000] Discussions with no PEPs
talin at acm.org
Thu Mar 8 03:39:35 CET 2007
Going back in this list, I see a number of issues which were discussed
at length, but there is no corresponding PEP. I realize that in some
cases, this is because no actual consensus was reached.
In any case, I would like to know, what is the current status of the
-- Generic Functions
-- Metaclass syntax
It's not my intention to start a big thread about these - anyone who
wants to can go back and read the old discussions. I mainly would like
1) Was there a final pronouncement, or at least a rough consensus on
either of these? If so, what was it?
2) Should these have PEPs? (Even if solely for purposes of rejection?)
3) If they are not ready for PEPs, should the discussions be
restarted on Python-ideas?
In order to prevent a major thread, I would suggest that any response
that is not a direct answer to one of the above questions should be
moved to python-ideas. Specifically, I'd like to avoid any discussion of
the *merits* of the ideas themselves, or alternative solutions - let's
limit the comments to just talking about their *status*.
And if you need someone to write those PEPs, I can do it - but I'll need
some help on the first two in order to understand all of the sides of
the controversy. The third one is pretty easy.
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