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[Python-Dev] PEP 590 discussion


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 5:06 AM Jeroen Demeyer <J.Demeyer at ugent.be> wrote:

> Petr,
>
> 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.
>

Our answer was "ask Petr to be BDFL Delegate". ;)

In all seriousness, none of us on the council or as well equipped as Petr
to handle this tough decision, else it would take even longer for us to
learn enough to make an informed decision and we would be even worse off.

-Brett


>
> > 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
> overlooking something...
>
> > 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.
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