[Python-ideas] PEP draft: context variables

Yury Selivanov yselivanov.ml at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 18:13:19 EDT 2017

> Although it is true that I plan to propose to use PEP 550 to
> reimplement decimal APIs on top of it, and so far I haven't seen any
> real-world examples of code that will be broken because of that.  As
> far as I know—and I've done some research—nobody uses decimal contexts
> and generators because of the associated problems.  It's a chicken and
> egg problem.
> I've been inclined to think so too. But that kind of research would be
> useful for decimal if—and only if—you share your methodology. It's not at
> all clear how one would do research to arrive at such a conclusion.

Specifically for decimal: I tried to find bug reports on
bugs.python.org (found not even one), questions on stackoverflow (IIRC
I didn't find anything), and used github code search and google
(again, nothing directly relevant).


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