[pypy-dev] Signature PEP

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed May 3 16:28:18 CEST 2006

Armin Rigo wrote:
> Hi Seo,
> On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 04:02:46PM +0900, Sanghyeon Seo wrote:
>> What do you think about this Signature PEP?
>> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-3000/2006-April/001249.html
> It's a language design issue so it's off topic :-)
> More seriously, sure, it would be nice to have some kind of standard.
> Here, and in many similar code-manipulation places in PyPy, we had to
> hack together our own minimal solution.  A harder problem along these
> lines would be a better way to build pieces of code, in order to create
> functions from scratch.  \n-joining together source lines full of %s,
> avoiding name clashes, and getting the indentation right, is not fun.
I had a look a while ago at trying to build Python code using ASTs and 
then compile those, for this very reason.
In the end constructing the source was easier, but in theory this is a 
code-based alternative


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