[Python-Dev] clarification on PEP 3124 status

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Sep 13 20:28:58 CEST 2009

At 08:29 AM 9/13/2009 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> > Could somebody please clarify the status of PEP 3124? At
> > http://ftp.python.org/dev/peps/ , it is listed as "under
> > consideration", but http://ftp.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3124/ says it
> > has been deferred.
>This isn't really contradictory. "under consideration" means "in
>progress": it has neither been accepted or rejected.
>If Phillip doesn't respond here, you may want to ask him directly.
>My impression is that it is deferred because nobody is pursuing it
>actively (including Phillip Eby). It's common for a PEP to be in that
>state for several years, "deferred" then is an indication that readers
>shouldn't expect a resolution in short term.
>That said: my personal feeling is that this PEP is way too large, and
>should be broken into seperate pieces of functionality that can be
>considered independently. There is a lot of stuff in it that isn't
>strictly necessary to provide the feature listed in the rationale.

It's deferred because the PEP needs a rewrite, and it isn't high on 
my priorities at the moment.  It's also unlikely the rewrite will 
happen before PEAK-Rules reaches a non-alpha release status.  (See 
http://ftp.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3124/#implementation-notes .)

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