Greg Stein greg_stein@eshop.com
Thu, 28 Dec 1995 14:33:43 -0800

Well... it seems nobody has raised any issues with this. Barry - can you
install this as the info for the db-sig mailing list? When you're done,
please let me know and I'll make an announcement on the newsgroup/list.
Also, note that I added a URL at Paul's suggestion, but of course the page
doesn't exist (yet) :-) Axe it if you want and it we can update later. Oh:
the short list of sigs (seen when you send "lists" to majordomo) has
incorrect one-line summaries.

btw, who is in charge of the Python web site? As I mentioned in a previous
note, I'd like to house db-sig pages there if possible.

We've got several items to begin with: Michael's strawman API; I've got a
tuple class that we talked about at lunch (it acts as a tuple, list,
mapping, attributed object); Paul has stuff he's been hanging onto... :-)

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