[Python-Dev] PEP submission broken?
fakeaddress at nowhere.org
Thu Nov 3 01:55:01 CET 2005
Though I tried to submit a (pre-) PEP in the proper form through the proper
channels, it has disappeared into the ether.
In building a class that supports Python's slicing interface,
I encountered a Python bug, which, upon further discussion, seemed to be
a combination of a wart and a documentation error.
I submitted the bug report via SourceForge; the resolution was to document
the actual behavior. Next I worked out what behavior I think would
the wart, wrote it up as a pre-PEP, and sent it peps at python.org on 27 Aug of
I promptly received an automated response from Barry Warsaw, saying, in
"I get so much email that I can't promise a personal response." I
he is a PEP editor. I did not infer from his reply that PEP's are simply
this automated reply was the only response I ever received. I subscribed
Python-dev list, and watched, and waited; nothing on my concern appeared.
One response on the comp.lang.python newsgroup noted that a popular
extention module would have difficulty maintaining consistency with my
proposed PEP. My proposal does not break how the extension currently
works, but still, that's a valid point. There are variations which do
that problem, and I think I can see a course that will serve the entire
Python community. From what I can tell, We need to address fixing the
PEP process before there is any point in working on PEP's,
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