[Python-Dev] Benevolent dictator versus the bureaucratic committee?

Skip Montanaro skip@mojam.com (Skip Montanaro)
Mon, 1 Nov 1999 10:58:41 -0600 (CST)

    Mark> * Catching "return" and "return expr" at compile time
    Mark> Seemed to be blessed - yay!  Dont believe I have seen a check-in
    Mark> yet. 

I did post a patch to compile.c here and to the announce list.  I think the
temporal distance between the furor in the main list and when it appeared
"in print" may have been a problem.  Also, as the author of that code I
surmised that compile.c was the wrong place for it.  I would have preferred
to see it in some Python code somewhere, but there's no obvious place to put
it.  Finally, there is as yet no convention about how to handle warnings.
(Maybe some sort of PyLint needs to be "blessed" and made part of the

Perhaps python-dev would be good to generate SIGs, sort of like a hurricane
spinning off tornadoes.

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