Where/how to propose an addition to a standard module?
Aaron "Castironpi" Brady
castironpi at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 02:44:22 CEST 2008
On Oct 10, 2:10 pm, Joe Strout <j... at strout.net> wrote:
> I would like to propose a new method for the string.Template class.
> What's the proper procedure for doing this? I've joined the python-
> ideas list, but that seems to be only for proposed language changes,
> and my idea doesn't require any change to the language at all.
> From <http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0001/>, it sounds like the
> PEP process is appropriate here, though other PEPs (like <http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3001/
> > make it sound as though these are meant for proposals for "Python
> 3000", which is not necessarily my intent.
> Here's a brief sketch of my proposal, in case it helps:
> Add a "match" function to string.Template, which takes a text string
> as a parameter. If this text string can be matched to the template,
> by substituting some portion of the given string for each field of the
> template, then .match returns a dictionary, where each key is a field
> name and the value is the corresponding text from the input. If the
> text string cannot be matched to the template, then .match returns None.
> I understand that if I'm to write a PEP, I'll need to flesh this out
> considerably as per PEP 0001. But that document also suggests first
> discussing it here. I'm still a newbie (or actually, oldbie-turned-
> nonbie-turned-newbie-again), so I could use some advice. What's the
> next step in advocating for this idea?
> - Joe
I think it's something the 're' module already does. Correct me if
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