[Python-Dev] PEP 563: Postponed Evaluation of Annotations

Koos Zevenhoven k7hoven at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 13:22:07 EST 2017

On Nov 12, 2017 19:10, "Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote:

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 4:14 AM, Koos Zevenhoven <k7hoven at gmail.com> wrote:

> So actually my question is: What should happen when the annotation is
> already a string literal?

The PEP answers that clearly (under Implementation):

> If an annotation was already a string, this string is preserved
> verbatim.

Oh sorry, I was looking for a spec, so I somehow assumed I can ignore the
gory implementation details just like I routinely ignore things like
headers and footers of emails.

There's two thing I don't understand here:

* What does it mean to preserve the string verbatim? No matter how I read
it, I can't tell if it's with quotes or without.

Maybe I'm missing some context.

-- Koos (mobile)
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