[Python-3000] Fwd: Conventions for annotation consumers (was: Re: Draft pre-PEP: function annotations)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Aug 16 18:57:20 CEST 2006

There's much in this thread that I haven't followed, for lack of time.

But it seems clear to me that you've wandered off the path now that
you're discussing what should go into the annotations and how to make
it so that multiple frameworks can coexist.

I don't see how any of that can be analyzed up front -- you have to
build an implementation and try to use it and *then* perhaps you can
think about the problems that occur.

Collin wrote a great PEP that doesn't commit to any kind of semantics
for annotations. (I still have to read it more closely, but from
skimming, it looks fine.) Let's focus some efforts on implementing
that first, and see how we can use it, before we consider the use case
of a framework for frameworks.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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