[Python-Dev] PEP 350: Codetags

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Oct 1 04:37:12 CEST 2005

On 9/30/05, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Further, I see some interesting possibilities for automation if such a library
> exists. For example, a cron job that scans the checked in sources, and
> automatically converts new TODO's to RFE's in the project tracker, and adds a
> tracker cross-link into the source code comment. The job could similarly
> create bug reports for FIXME's. If the project tracker was one that supported
> URL links, and the project had a URL view of the source tree, then the
> cross-links between the code tag and the tracker could be actual URL
> references to each other.

With all respect for the OP, that's exactly the kind of enthusiastic
over-engineering that I'm afraid the PEP will encourage. I seriously
doubt that any of that work will contribute towards a project's
success (compared to simply having a convention of putting XXX in the

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