[Python-Dev] [PEP204] Range Literals

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 09:07:29 -0500

> P.S. I'd rather use TBD than XXX as is the Dutch convention.  The USA
> is much more prudish than the Europeans, and I'd hate for our PEPs to
> get blocked from all those Python 8 year olds accessing our documents
> from the public libraries. :)

XXX is not a Dutch invention -- I picked up the habit from the X11
source code base.  I believe it's fairly common in open source
projects, and there are so many XXX'es throughout Python already that
it's better not to try and change.

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