I’m new here, but I did a search and wasn’t able to find anything in this forum on PEP 505 (https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0505/). Is this PEP dead? or just unloved? The page says “deferred” but it doesn’t explain why.
PEP 505 is controversial as it’s using
? (the question mark), one of the last few printable non-alphanumeric characters from the 7-bit ASCII subset. The other example being
$ (the dollar sign).
You can search archives of the python-ideas and python-dev mailing lists for previous discussion on this PEP.
It was mostly controversial because nobody agreed on whether “None” was special or not.
The conversation didn’t make it to python-dev, but searching python-ideas for “PEP 505” should find the last round of discussion.
Thanks all. I’ll take a look there.
I think most deferred PEPs have a small writeup in a section titled “PEP defferal” or something similar right at the top. Would it be possible to add something similar to this PEP?