[Python-Dev] pep42 procedure?

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Wed, 4 Oct 2000 08:16:58 +0200

On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 02:58:25PM +1100, Mark Hammond wrote:

[ Mark wants to apply a patch that prevents crashes on windows when loading
extentions linked with old Python DLLs, but doesn't know where to document
it: PEP 42 or the bug report(s) ]

[ Skip proposes a separate PEP ]

[ Mark doesn't have time to write a PEP ]

> So given this, what should I do - just check it in, and leave it to the
> collective memory? ;-)

PEP 42 is the meaning of life PEP, meaning that it's everything that needs
to be done before python-dev can rest in pieces. I don't think that a solved
issue is in its place there, even if it had such a section. A PEP on its own
would probably be the best spot, because even if it's a 'temporary' solution
now, we or someone else might need the info later. And a PEP doesn't have to
be that hard to write ;)

And besides, you don't have to be the person to write the PEP, someone else
can. And if noone suitable volunteers, perhaps a checkin-message giving
'full' documentation, the necessary sourcecode comments and a reference to
both in the bugreport message will suffice... But I'm willing to PEPify
whatever docs or comments you write on this issue, Mark. I will need some
guidance on what exactly is the issue, but I'm sure I'll get that from one
of you Windows lovers ! :-)

And no, I don't think Python should be more like UNIX. Windows, yes, but
it's not Python's job to turn Windows into a halfhearted UNIX ;-P Besides,
that would only alienate the Windows users with Uni(x)fobia.

Unix-unix-unix-ly y'rs,

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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