[Python-Dev] PEP 590 discussion
I realize that you are in a difficult position. You'll end up
disappointing either me or Mark...
I don't know if the steering council or somebody else has a good idea to
deal with this situation.
> Jeroen has time
Speaking of time, maybe I should clarify that I have time until the end
of August: I am working for the OpenDreamKit grant, which allows me to
work basically full-time on open source software development but that
ends at the end of August.
> Here again, I mostly want to know if the details are there for deeper
> reasons, or just points to polish.
I would say: mostly shallow details.
The subclassing thing would be good to resolve, but I don't see any
difference between PEP 580 and PEP 590 there. In PEP 580, I wrote a
strategy for dealing with subclassing. I believe that it works and that
exactly the same idea would work for PEP 590 too. Of course, I may be
> I don't have good general experience with premature extensibility, so
> I'd not count this as a plus.
Fair enough. I also see it more as a "nice to have", not as a big plus.