[Python-Dev] PEP 269 versus 283.

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 16:29:18 +1200 (NZST)

Jeremy Hylton <jeremy@alum.mit.edu>:

> I lobbied in favor of PEP 269 earlier, because it is mostly exposing
> functionality that already exists but is difficult to reuse.  That
> seems like a good thing even if some people want to use other parser
> generators.

There's a downside that you'd then be committed to supporting
it, even if Python stopped using pgen itself some time in the

If that's not a worry, then fine -- just pointing out that
exposing previously unexposed functionality isn't necessarily
without cost.

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