[Python-ideas] PEP 484 (Type Hints) -- first draft round

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Jan 17 02:21:46 CET 2015

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 3:58 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 9:37 AM, Petr Viktorin <encukou at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So "unixoid" just means "not Windows"?
> > Any new platform Python will be ported to (looking at Micropython for
> > example) is expected to be "unixoid"?
> > Can it just be spelled ``not WINDOWS``?
> I've only just now figured out that the "oid" here is the suffix
> meaning "similar/related to", and has nothing to do with object IDs or
> other uses of the term OID. Could it be spelled POSIXISH or UNIXISH or
> something? The -ish suffix doesn't collide with as many
> computer-related concepts.

The current plan is to spell it POSIX.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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