[Python-Dev] PEP-0217

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 02 Nov 2000 00:16:43 -0500

> 1) BDFL pronouncement

I believe Ping has also proposed such a display hook.  I'm not against
the idea, but I'm also not much in favor -- so I'm kind of +/- 0...

I've always thought that the interpreter mainloop should be rewritten
in Python.  That would be another PEP, and this would be a good place
to add a display hook as a feature.

Note that the example curreltly in the PEP has a fatal flaw: it's got
a recursive reference to print.  This is one of the things to consider
when proposing such a feature.

Sorry I can't be of more help...

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