Pre-PEP Proposal: Codetags

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Fri Aug 12 18:19:07 EDT 2005

Bengt Richter wrote:
>>Both elements seem to be missing your document: it does not propose
>>changes to the Python language; instead, it proposes a specific
>>way of writing comments (ie. something that is not relevant to the
>>Python interpreter or libraries, only to the Python developer).
> Erm, (cough) PEP 263 specifies comment syntax ;-)

Indeed. However, it turns out that the syntax *is* relevant to
the Python interpreter. So despite it looking like a comment, it is

I personally had wished if it would have been proper syntax (and
had proposed PEP 244 in that direction), however, the BDFL rejected
that idea an preferred a comment-like syntax.


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