[python-committers] Proposing Petr Viktorin as a specialist core developer

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 08:13:49 EDT 2018

Hi folks,

I'd like to propose Petr Viktorin as a specialist core developer,
focusing on extension module imports.

Petr was the primary designer & implementer for the accepted PEP 489
multi-phase extension module initialisation PEP, and has continued to
work on changes related to that while mentoring Marcel Plch in the
development of PEP 547 (which will get extension modules to the point
where they can even support execution with the -m switch).

When an import system issue specifically related to extension modules
gets brought to my attention, I'll typically add Petr to the nosy list
to request his opinion.


P.S. While bringing on another extension module import system
maintainer is my primary motivation for nominating him, I'll also note
that Petr's also long been my primary point of contact for advice on
CPython integration into Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS (he's the current
Python maintenance team lead at Red Hat), and he also has a lot of
practical Python 2->3 porting experience (as a result of coordinating
much of the migration effort for Fedora and RHEL, including leading
the creation of
https://portingguide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html )

Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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