[Python-Dev] PEP 468

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 12:49:10 EDT 2016

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM,  <zreed at fastmail.com> wrote:
> Is there any further thoughts on including this in 3.6?

I don't have any plans and I don't know of anyone willing to champion
the PEP for 3.6.  Note that the implementation itself shouldn't take
very long.

>  Similar to the
> recent discussion on OrderedDict namespaces for metaclasses, this would
> simplify / enable a number of type factory use cases where proper
> metaclasses are overkill. This feature would also be quite nice in say
> pandas where the (currently unspecified) field order used in the
> definition of frames is preserved in user-visible displays.

Good point.  One weakness of the PEP has been sufficient
justification.  The greater number of compelling use cases, the
better.  So thanks! :)


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