[Python-Dev] PEP 450 adding statistics module

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Sep 17 02:06:55 CEST 2013

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 08:42:12AM -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I'm ready to accept this PEP. Because I haven't read this entire thread
> > (and 60 messages about random diversions is really too much to try and
> > catch up on) I'll give people 24 hours to remind me of outstanding
> > rejections.
> >
> > I also haven't reviewed the code in any detail, but I believe the code
> > review is going well, so I'm not concerned that the PEP would have to
> > revised based on that alone.
> There are a couple of outstanding issues that I am aware of, but I don't
> believe that either of these affect acceptance/rejection of the PEP.
> Please correct me if I am wrong.
> 1) Implementation details of the statistics.sum function. Oscar is
> giving me a lot of very valuable assistance speeding up the
> implementation of sum.
> 2) The current implementation has extensive docstrings, but will also
> need a separate statistics.rst file.
> I don't recall any other outstanding issues, if I have forgotten any,
> please remind me.

Those certainly don't stand in the way of the PEP's acceptance (but they do
block the commit of the code :-).

The issues that Oscar listed also all seem resolved (though they would make
a nice addition to the "Discussion" section in the PEP).

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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