[Python-Dev] Re: Struct module format code addition (previously was in the subprocess thread)

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 01:12:38 CEST 2004

> [snip Guido's mention of subprocess being included in Python 2.4, if at
> all possible]
> Speaking of inclusion, we seemed to have come upon a stalemate with the
> 'gG' format code additions.  Some users (without commit access to Python
> CVS) have stated they would use it (and currently write their own
> packing and unpacking functions), but some developers (with commit
> access to Python CVS) have stated they would never use it.
> At that point, the discussion pretty much ended.
> I know that the request is coming in a bit late in the 2.4 development
> cycle, but waiting until Python 2.5 seems like a bit much, considering
> that the functionality is so simple it can be proven correct quite
> easily (if it is to be included).
> A pronouncement would be nice, but I understand that I am in no position
> to ask/beg for a (yes, we'll add it) response. <.5 wink>
> Thank you,
>  - Josiah
> P.S.
> Note that everyone involved believes that binascii.from/to_long should
> be added (I think it was even pronounced by Guido).

I'm in favor of adding the latter only. Is there a patch?

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

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