PEP index by topic
ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 23:38:19 CEST 2011
Reading the PEPs is a great way to get a look at how Python has developed
and at some of its subtle nuances. It's a great way to compare your great
new idea to what the community has seriously considered before. Most of
them have information that you won't find consolidated anywhere else.
Quite a few are either open or languishing. The open ones you can have a
hand in improving/accepting/rejecting by joining the discussions on
python-ideas and python-dev. The dead and not-dead-yet ones you could learn
from, and even try to resurrect. For instance, PEP 3150 is currently
involved in a lengthy discussion on python-ideas and Nick is talking about
revising it now that the moratorium is over.
I've read a handful of the PEPs and found every one to be informative and
helpful. One problem I have had is that there are so many to read. Finding
ones applicable to your needs or interests isn't terribly easy. So in
pursuit of an improvement I have started a PEP index on the Python wiki
organized by topic.
I add a few topics already, but haven't indexed many of the standards track
I would love to see an index like this in PEP 1, but it may not be
practical, as the topics in the index can grow pretty dynamically. Maybe a
snapshot of the wiki content could be added to PEP 1? Or maybe just a link
there to the wiki page? Regardless, I hope everyone finds a topical PEP
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