[Python-Dev] The fate of transform() and untransform() methods

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu Dec 9 17:56:07 CET 2010

Michael Foord wrote:
> On 09/12/2010 15:03, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Guido van Rossum<guido at python.org> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 9:58 AM, R. David
>>>> Murray<rdmurray at bitdance.com>  wrote:
>>> ..
>>>>> I believe MAL's thought was that the addition of these methods had
>>>>> been approved pre-moratorium, but I don't know if that is a
>>>>> sufficient argument or not.
>>>> It is not.
>>>> The moratorium is intended to freeze the state of the language as
>>>> implemented, not whatever was discussed and approved but didn't get
>>>> implemented (that'd be a hole big enough to drive a truck through, as
>>>> the saying goes :-).
>>>> Regardless of what I or others may have said before, I am not
>>>> currently a fan of adding transform() to either str or bytes.
>>> I would like to restart the discussion under a separate subject
>>> because the original thread [1] went off the specific topic of the six
>>> new methods (2 methods x 3 types) added to builtins shortly before 3.2
>>> beta was released. [2]  The ticket that introduced the change is
>>> currently closed [3] even though the last message suggests that at
>>> least part of the change needs to be reverted.
>> That's for Guido to decide.
> Well, Guido *already* said no to transform / untransform in the previous
> thread.

I'm not sure he did and asked for clarification (see attached email).

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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