[Python-Dev] Expect in python

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 04:40:22 -0500

Martin v. Loewis <martin@v.loewis.de>:
> > I told him that we don't have a formal process, but attracting the 
> > attention of someone on python-dev is usually where it starts.
> Actually, we do: Write a library PEP, see PEP 2.
> This procedure is rarely executed completely, but I would atleast
> insist on the maintenance part being clarified in advance

Thanks for the correction.

> As you can see, I don't care that much about usefulness of the module
> (although I'm sure others here will); to me, if users say it is
> useful, and maintenance is clear, and it does not come with a huge C
> library that you need to build, I'm fine with incorporating it -
> provided there is somebody I can assign bug reports to.

No C.  That's one of the good things about this implementation;
it's pure Python, relying only on the existing pty module.

I don't think it's going to need a lot of maintainance, frankly.
Simple API, well-understood problem, and an author who (correctly)
describes himself as "anal-retentive" :-).  What it *is* likely
to do is tickle a lot of bugs and edge cases in the pty code.
		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>