[Python-ideas] Meta-PEP about built-in functions

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Tue May 22 23:33:05 EDT 2018

This sounds fine to me. For type hint s we did a similar thing with PEPs
482, 483 and 484. You probably want to make everyone involved a co-author.

On Tue, May 22, 2018, 14:29 Jeroen Demeyer <J.Demeyer at ugent.be> wrote:

> Hello,
> Both PEP 573 and PEP 575 deal with built-in functions. Additionally,
> some people (Stefan Behnel, Robert Bradshaw, Jim Pivarski and me) are
> currently brainstorming about a yet-to-be-written PEP to allow calling
> the underlying C function of a built-in function using native types (for
> example, a C long instead of a Python int). Think of it as analogous to
> the buffer protocol: the buffer protocol exposes C *data* while this
> would expose C *callables*.
> Since all these PEPs would overlap somewhat, I'm starting to wonder
> about the best way to organize this. Ideally, I would like some kind of
> "meta-PEP" where we discuss the future of built-in functions in general
> terms without too much details. This would be followed by several PEPs
> each going in detail about one specific aspect.
> Is there a precedent for this? What do the seasoned Python developers
> think?
> Jeroen.
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