[Python-Dev] Petr Viktorin as BDFL-Delegate for PEP 580

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Oct 3 18:23:58 EDT 2018

Well, it's not my call any more, so I'll happily stop arguing.

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 3:19 PM Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> On 10/3/2018 5:27 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 2:13 PM Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu
> > <mailto:tjreedy at udel.edu>> wrote:
> >
> >     A language syntax-change proposal would be something else.
> >
> >
> > IMO changes to the C API should be taken just as seriously -- the
> > potential for breaking the world is just about the same (since most
> > serious Python applications use C extensions that risk breaking).
> I agree.  My observation is that PEP-delegates have taken their
> responsibility *very* seriously, and I think that the evidence is that
> Petr would.  If you think otherwise, please explain.  On reason for a
> serious examination to start now is to allow adequate time.
> The difference I was referring to is the philosophical basis of and
> technical evaluation skill needed for a decision.  I feel competent to
> opine on syntax proposals, but not on technical details of CPyython
> calls.  Moreover, as long as an internal change does not break anything,
> and at least does not hinder writing C extensions, I have little reason
> to care, whereas syntax changes will affect me, even if they are 'good'
> changes.
> --
> Terry Jan Reedy
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