[Python-Dev] Pep 550 module

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 06:53:15 EDT 2017

On 28 August 2017 at 01:51, Jim J. Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think there is general consensus that this should go in a module other
> than sys. (At least a submodule.)
> The specific names are still To Be Determined, but I suspect seeing the
> functions and objects as part of a named module will affect what works.

Given the refocusing of the PEP on the context variable API, with the
other aspects introduced solely in service of making context variables
work as defined, my current suggestion would be to make it a hybrid
Python/C API using the "contextvars" + "_contextvars" naming

Then all most end user applications defining context variables would
need is the single line:

    from contextvars import new_context_var

_contextvars would contain the APIs that only the interpreter itself
can implement, while contextvars would provide a home for any pure
Python convenience APIs that could be shared across interpreter


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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