[Python-Dev] Proposing "Argument Clinic", a new way of specifying arguments to builtins for CPython
solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Dec 4 23:07:03 CET 2012
On Tue, 4 Dec 2012 16:54:27 -0500
Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 4 Dec 2012 16:45:54 -0500
> > Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > +1 for getting this into 3.4. Does it need a PEP, or just a bug
> > > > tracker item + code review? I think the latter is fine -- it's
> > > > probably better not to do too much bikeshedding but just to let Larry
> > > > propose a patch, have it reviewed and submitted, and then iterate.
> > > > It's also okay if it is initially used for only a subset of extension
> > > > modules (and even if some functions/methods can't be expressed using
> > > > it yet).
> > > >
> > >
> > > I don't see a need for a PEP either; code review should be plenty since
> > > this doesn't change how the outside world views public APIs. And we can
> > > convert code iteratively so that shouldn't hold things up either.
> > I think the DSL itself does warrant public exposure. It will be an
> > element of the CPython coding style, if its use becomes widespread.
> That's what the issue will tease out, so this isn't going in without some
> public scrutiny. But going through python-ideas for this I think is a bit
> much. I mean we don't clear every change to PEP 7 or 8 with the public and
> that directly affects people as well in terms of coding style.
Not necessarily python-ideas, but python-dev.
(I hope we don't need a separate clinic-dev mailing-list, although it
certainly sounds funny)
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