[Python-Dev] PEP 511 (code transformers) rejected
lukasz at langa.pl
Wed Nov 1 19:16:31 EDT 2017
Then again, maybe we should do what Babel did, e.g. release a tool like it totally separately from the runtime.
> On Oct 17, 2017, at 1:23 PM, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I rejected my own PEP 511 "API for code transformers" that I wrote in
> January 2016:
> Rejection Notice:
> This PEP was rejected by its author.
> This PEP was seen as blessing new Python-like programming languages
> which are close but incompatible with the regular Python language. It
> was decided to not promote syntaxes incompatible with Python.
> This PEP was also seen as a nice tool to experiment new Python features,
> but it is already possible to experiment them without the PEP, only with
> importlib hooks. If a feature becomes useful, it should be directly part
> of Python, instead of depending on an third party Python module.
> Finally, this PEP was driven was the FAT Python optimization project
> which was abandonned in 2016, since it was not possible to show any
> significant speedup, but also because of the lack of time to implement
> the most advanced and complex optimizations.
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