Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jan 31 02:53:47 EST 2019

On 1/30/2019 6:41 PM, Abe Dillon wrote:

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I think continued discussion is pretty useless.  1. Most everything 
relevant has been said, likely more than once, and 2. The required 
core-developer support does not exist.

PEP 8 was written by Guido with input from other core developers.  As 
Chris said, it defines itself in the opening paragraphs as a "guideline" 
for the "code in the stdlib".  It also disclaims a straightjacket 

We seldom revise the PEP.  Doing so would require initial support from a 
core developer who garnered more more support.  I am not fond of caps 
either, but not displeased enough to promote the proposal.  (What I 
would like is clarification (from Guido or co-authors) what a 'constant' 
means in the context.)

Abe, if an employer imposes PEP 8 on employees, especially in an overly 
rigid manner that the PEP discourages, that is an issue between the 
employer and employees,  It is not the problem of Guido and other core 

Terry Jan Reedy

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