[Python-Dev] python-dev sprint at PyCon

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Tue Nov 1 21:23:05 CET 2005

On 11/1/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 09:35 AM 11/1/2005 -0500, A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> >Every PyCon has featured a python-dev sprint.  For the past few years,
> >hacking on the AST branch has been a tradition, but we'll have to come
> >up with something new for this year's conference (in Dallas Texas;
> >sprints will be Monday Feb. 27 through Thursday March 2).
> >
> >According to Anthony's release plan, a first alpha of 2.5 would be
> >released in March, hence after PyCon and the sprints.  We should
> >discuss possible tasks for a python-dev sprint.  What could we do?
> * PEP 343 implementation ('with:')
> * PEP 308 implementation ('x if y else z')
> * A bytes type
> Or perhaps some of the things that have been waiting for the AST branch to
> be finished, i.e.:
> * One of the "global variable speedup" PEPs
> * Guido's instance variable speedup idea (LOAD_SELF_IVAR and
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2002-February/019854.html)

I hope to attend the sprints this year, so i'd be around to help
people get started and answer questions.  With luck, I'll also be
giving a technical presentation on the work at the main conference.


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