[Python-Dev] PEP 3121, 384 Refactoring Issues

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Jul 10 22:08:55 CEST 2014

I don't know the details, but I suspect that was the result of my general
guideline "don't start projects cleaning up lots of stdlib code just to
satisfy some new style rule or just to use a new API" -- which came from
hard-won experience where such a cleanup project introduced some new bugs
that weren't found by review nor by tests. Though that was admittedly a
long time. Still, such a project can really sap reviewer resources for
relatively little benefit.

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> [for those that don't know, 3121 is extension module inti/finalization and
> 384 is the stable ABI]
> On Thu Jul 10 2014 at 3:47:03 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> I'm just curious as to why there are 54 open issues after both of these
>> PEPs have been accepted and 384 is listed as finished.  Did we hit some
>> unforeseen technical problem which stalled development?
> No, the PEPs were fine and were accepted properly. A huge portion of the
> open issues are from Robin Schreiber who as part of GSoC 2012 --
> https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/details/google/gsoc2012/robin_hood/5668600916475904
> -- went through and updated the stdlib to follow the new practices
> introduced in the two PEPs. Not sure if there was some policy decision made
> that updating the code wasn't worth it or people simply didn't get around
> to applying the patches.
> -Brett
>> For these and any other open issues if you need some Windows testing
>> doing please feel free to put me on the nosy list and ask for a test run.
>> --
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>> what you can do for our language.
>> Mark Lawrence
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