[Python-Dev] guidelines for contributing to Python
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 07:32:30 -0400 (EDT)
Barry A. Warsaw writes:
> I'd like to create two new PEPs, one which would be a Python coding
> style guide, based on Guido's seminal essay, but updated, and a C
> coding style guide for modules and core C code. I'd probably
> eventually like to add one for Java code in the JPython core as well.
Why would these be PEPs? I know some of us had discussed that a
style guide should be written as part of the standard documentation.
The PEPs exist largely for developers of Python's interpreters and
standard library. The style guide is for a larger audience, so needs
to be part of the standard documentation.
I stated at some point that I would convert Guido's "essay"; perhaps
that should move up the list of priorities so that the other people
interested can work with it; I seem to recall that you, Greg Wilson,
and possibly Jeremy were interested.
> Any objections to PEPing these, even though it may be a little while
> before they're fleshed out? Anybody else care to champion them? If
> not, I will do it.
I'm willing if this is part of the standard documentation.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member