n Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM, Nick Coghlan firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For the record, I am personally +1 on the idea (otherwise I wouldn't have put so much thought into it over the years). It's just a *lot* harder to define complete and consistent semantics for the concept than people often realise.
However, having the question come up twice within the last month finally inspired me to write the current status of the topic down in a deferred PEP: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3150/
There was a related discussion on python-ideas in July 2009, spanning two threads, that you may want to additionally reference. A lot of corner cases were also brought up in that thread.
Here are the starts of the two threads:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/2009-July/005082.html http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/2009-July/005132.html -- Daniel Stutzbach, Ph.D. President, Stutzbach Enterprises, LLC http://stutzbachenterprises.com