[Python-Dev] PEP 350: Codetags

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Sep 30 16:23:26 CEST 2005

On 9/30/05, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> An approach to this area that would make sense to me is:
> 1. Defer PEP 350
> 2. Publish a simple Python module for finding and processing code tags in a
> configurable fashion
> 3. Include a default configuration in the module that provides the behaviour
> described in PEP 350
> 4. After this hypothetical code tag processing module has been out in the wild
> for a while, re-open PEP 350 with an eye to including the module in the
> standard library
> The idea is that it should be possible to tailor the processing module in
> order to textually scan a codebase (possibly C or C++ rather than Python) in
> accordance with a project-specific system of code tagging, rather than
> requiring that the project necessarily use the default style included in the
> processing module (Although using a system other than the default one may
> result in reduced functionality, naturally).

Maybe I'm just an old fart, but this all seems way over-engineered.

Even for projects the size of Python, a simple grep+find is sufficient.

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

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