On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 7:17 AM, Mark Shannon firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Previously you said that "it needs to handled in the implementation language, and explicitly *not* in Python". I asked why that was.
Now you seem to be suggesting that Python code would break the DRY rule, but the C code would not. If the C code can avoid duplication, then so can the Python code, as follows:
"Define __repr__(), etc here " ...
import imp tag = imp.get_tag()
sys.implementation = SysImplementation() sys.implementation.name = tag[:tag.index('-')] sys.implementation.version = sys.version_info sys.implementation.hexversion = sys.hexversion sys.implementation.cache_tag = tag
This was actually the big motivator for PEP 421. Once PEP 421 is final, imp.get_tag() will get its value from sys.implementation, rather than the other way around. The point is to pull the implementation-specific values into one place (as much as is reasonable).