[Python-Dev] Too much silence

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 21 Nov 2000 00:58:10 +0100

Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> Should Marc's Web page be turned into the PEP then?  I don't have time
> to read a patch, but I do have time to read a PEP.

If someone could do this, I'd appreciate it. I like Neil's
idea of using a type flag to signal "new style number", but apart
from that, I think that the web page pretty much makes things

The patch would need to be updated to Python 2.0, though -- don't
have time for this myself, so it's up to you.

I completely agree with Neil, that these things should be
done now rather than later: the current coercion mechanism is
a major bottleneck when it comes to implementing new types in C
that are supposed to interoperate with existing builtin types.

What the patch basically does is add Python's instance coercion
support to the C level -- in a backward compatible way.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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