Python Standardization: Wikipedia entry
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Feb 1 01:18:57 CET 2008
"John Nagle" <nagle at animats.com> wrote in message
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> Submitting Python 2.5 to ISO/ANSI might be a good idea.
ANSI does not actually make standards. It make metastandards about how to
make standards (both style and process) and accredites US standard-making
bodies that will follow those metastandards. The processes require
committee meetings and public comment periods -- a few years and some $$$.
There in no guarantee that what would come out of such a process would be
what went in, so 'Standard Python' might easily be a language with no
ANSI standards are owned by ANSI or perhaps the accrediting body. In any
case, electronic copies sell for $30. They cannot legally be accessed free
as for the docs at python.org.
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