Confused about pep 318
mwh at python.net
Thu Aug 5 20:27:32 CEST 2004
"Edward K. Ream" <edreamleo at charter.net> writes:
> Indeed, pep 318 is grossly misleading;
PEP 318 has a slightly sorry history. As far as I can remember, it
was written as an attempt to promote a specific syntax proposal (the
'as' variant? Maybe, it's not really important). Since then it's
been co-opted to be "The Decorators Pep" and received various rounds
of rewrites, none of which have pleased everyone (surprised? with
this topic). I belive it's fair to say that PEP 318 has *never*
accurately reflected the state of play on this issue.
This is unfortunate, yes. The idea that the process goes from pep to
discussion back to pep to implementation is a nice one, but not really
how it happens, for better or worse.
112. Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
-- Alan Perlis, http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/perlis-alan/quotes.html
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