[Python-Dev] PEP 385: the eol-type issue

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Wed Aug 5 21:43:08 CEST 2009

Neil Hodgson schrieb:
> Martin v. Löwis:
>> Or don't you understand why that single unresolved item didn't manage
>> to revert the decision? Well, there are many unresolved items in
>> the Mercurial conversion, some much more stressful than the eol issue
>> (e.g. the branching discussion).
>    Then these issues should have been included in the initial PEP for
> choosing a DVCS since the issues could have driven the choice. PEP 374
> implies that win32text effectively solves the Windows eol issue which
> no longer appears to be correct.

Apparently, it was the author's understanding at that time that win32text
would be sufficient.  Also, PEP 374 has not been written in isolation; at
any time during the process people could have notified Dirkjan that this
is not the case.

The branching issue *has* been included in PEP 374; it is not a blocker
for migration, but rather a decision has to be made between two similar,
but in other ways quite different styles for converting SVN branches.

I'm not aware of any other unresolved items; they may exist, but the fact
that they're not discussed on this list in detail means that they are
largely unimportant.


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Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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