[Python-3000] Need closure on __cmp__ removal

Adam Olsen rhamph at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 20:35:23 CET 2008

On Jan 4, 2008 12:18 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> In the past some folks have been pushing for the resurrection of (some
> form of) __cmp__, which is currently removed from Py3k (except for
> some remnants which we'll clean up in due time).
> I'd like to get closure on this issue. If someone volunteers within a
> week to write a PEP, I'll give them a month to write the PEP, and then
> I'll review it. The PEP better come with a patch implementing
> (roughly) the desired behavior as well, relative to the 3.0 branch.
> If I don't hear from a committed volunteer within a week, I'll drop
> this and start removing __cmp__ references aggressively (starting with
> issue #1717). Saying "if no-one else volunteers, I can give it a shot"
> is not sufficient commitment. Saying "I will give it a shot" is. If
> someone commits but no PEP+patch is in my possession by February 4
> (and no attenuating circumstances have been brought to my attention),
> I will assume the PEP won't happen and will start removing __cmp__
> references. Once a PEP and patch are presented, I'll review them and
> make a decision.

I can't speak for the others, but I know I've decided not to pursue it.

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus
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