When is PEP necessary?

Jean-Paul Calderone calderone.jeanpaul at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 03:21:06 CEST 2011


On Apr 23, 5:09 pm, Daniel Kluev <dan.kl... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 11:16 PM, Disc Magnet <discmag... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is PEP necessary to add a new package to the standard library?
> > *skip*
>
> Don't forget that Python is not limited to CPython. Other
> implementations need these PEPs to provide compliant packages.
> While its not that important for pure-python modules, anything tied to
> C-API better be documented, or it becomes a nightmare to keep
> non-CPython version having identical interface.
>

Unit tests actually serve this purpose much better than do PEPs.

Jean-Paul



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