[Python-Dev] Proposed: The Great Argument Clinic Conversion Derby

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Tue Jan 7 00:53:26 CET 2014

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>
> wrote:
> >> I agree with Serhiy, but that is probably known at this point. :)
> >
> > I agree with Serhiy and you too. Clinic's current output makes C files
> > more tedious to read, and I'm not really willing to participate in the
> > "conversion derby" because of that.
> My first thought was that this exercise falls into the realm of fixing
> things which aren't broken.

The gain in introspection now and possible automated improvements later
(e.g. if we come up with a faster way to parse arguments it will
automatically propagate through the code base) make it worth it.
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