[Python-Dev] Backports of standard library modules
collinw at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 02:33:23 CET 2007
On 3/11/07, glyph at divmod.com <glyph at divmod.com> wrote:
> On 11 Mar, 10:32 pm, pmaupin at gmail.com wrote:
> >If this seems useful to others, I could try to start a PEP on how the
> >process would work (but since I'm fairly new, it would be great if
> >someone could help out a bit by validating my verbiage against some of
> >the process requirements).
> Isn't this PEP 297?
I'd say it's almost a subset of PEP 297.
> This does raise an interesting question, though, since I'm about to get into
> PEP authorship myself. Have I missed an official way to propose
> alternatives or resurrect a languishing PEP? I'd like very much to propose
> to obsolete PEP 355 with twisted's FilePath object that I've previously
> discussed, but ... does that mean adding text to 355? writing a new PEP and
> referencing it?
The introduction to PEP 342 would be a good starting point; it was
built on a number of prior PEPs.
> Above all, how can I help to motivate timely yea-or-nay decisions from the
> BDFL or "his chosen consultants"? PEP 1 seems to defer all of these
> questions to emailing the PEP editor; is that really the best way to go?
>From my own experience, the best way is tight, focused discussion that
avoids or short-circuits interminable bikeshedding threads; see Ben
North's exemplary work on the (ultimately rejected) PEP on "dynamic
attribute access" syntax from February 2007
for his name).
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