[After a long delay, the thread continues....]
I'm pushing ahead on the tasks necessary to add the 'fcponst' module described in PEP 754: IEEE 754 Floating Point Special Values.
Per http://www.python.org/psf/contrib, I've - Changed the license to the Apache License, Version 2.0 - Just faxed the "Contributor Agreement" to the PSF
I've also - created a patch on sourceforge.net for fpconst code and documentation (see https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1151323&gr... 470&atid=305470)
I will need help connecting the included test functions into the python test suite.
What else needs to be done to allow fpconst to go into the Python library?
-----Original Message----- From: Tim Peters [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 1:43 PM To: Warnes, Gregory R; email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: [Python-Dev] Re: PEP 754
[Warnes, Gregory R]
Hi David & Tim,
First, I really like to see this go forward. The fpconst module is getting alot of use across the net, and it would be very useful to finally get it into the standard python library. What
needs to be done
to move forward?
Looks to me like exactly the same stuff as was needed before. Guido needs to pronounce on it. It needs a patch on SourceForge, adding the new module, new docs, and a test suite run by Python's standard regrtest.py. The non-PSF copyright and license remain problematic. That last should be easier to deal with after the PSF approves a Contributor Agreement (probably within a month), but will be a show-stopper if Pfizer won't contribute the module under the terms of the Contributor Agreement (which can't be answered now by anyone, since the Contributor Agreement doesn't exist yet).
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