[Python-Dev] Accepting PEP 3144 (the ipaddress library)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue May 15 19:03:09 CEST 2012

Congrats Nick and Peter!

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 5:13 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Based on the current version of PEP 3144 and its reference
> implementation, I am formally accepting ipaddress into the standard
> library.
> I believe Peter has satisfactorily resolved the concerns previously
> raised with the proposed API, and if I missed anything... well, that's
> why we have alpha releases and the new provisional API status :)
> There's one point that could do with better documentation, which is
> the meaning of a "non-strict" Network address. In ipaddr.py,
> non-strict networks filled the role now filled by the separate
> Interface objects in the ipaddress module. In ipaddress, the "strict"
> flag instead just selects between raising a ValueError when passed a
> host address (the default) or simply coercing the host address to the
> appropriate network address. That behaviour strikes me as both
> reasonable and useful - the coercion aspect just needs to be mentioned
> in the documentation.
> The integration of the module into 3.3. will be tracked in
> http://bugs.python.org/issue14814
> Peter will also need to be granted commit access in order to maintain
> the module.
> Regards,
> Nick.
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> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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