Noob question: Is all this typecasting normal?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sat Jan 17 17:55:16 CET 2009

On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 06:09:29 -0800, Aahz wrote:

> You are missing the point: suppose you write a useful library in your
> air traffic management application, maybe one that does a good job of
> handling user input.  If you have done a proper job of abstracting it
> from your application as a whole, you could easily publicize it, but it
> will never get into the standard library unless it meets current PEP8
> guidelines.  Why fuss about trying to figure out which parts of your
> application might in the future be published?

You know, it is quite possible that some people may not care whether or 
not their code ends up in the standard library. Holding out the 
possibility of inclusion in the std lib may not be quite the 
encouragement you expect :)


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