On 21Sep2020 12:28, David Lowry-Duda email@example.com wrote:
On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 07:12:37PM +1200, Greg Ewing wrote:
Maybe posts to the Python lists could be passed through a filter that looks for PEP references and adds information to them.
E.g. if someone typed "PEP 9876" into a post it might get replaced by "PEP 9876 - Add turboencabulation module to stdlib (Rejected)".
This is an interesting thought. I wonder how hard this would be to implement in practice.
It is neat. I've certainly worked in Slack channels where there's a robot watching messages, and when someone types a bug number (with its distinctive prefix) the robot inserts a reference (as a clickable link) and a one line title summary much as suggested above. It's extremely useful. And I once wrote a wiki edit form which did the same for bug numbers at a former employment.
Certainly I am a bit irritated by bare PEP mentions, particularly in subject lines (where, admittedly, space is tight). If you've involved in that PEP it's all fine because you have the context, but as a spectator it is a bit opaque.
Since I use mutt it might be tractable for me to modify the display_filter I use to perform this edit. It'd need a small backing store to avoid having to do an HTTP callout on each reference, but I have one of those...
Cheers, Cameron Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org