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[Python-Dev] Accepting PEP 587 (Python Initialization Configuration)


As PEP-delegate, I'm accepting version 5 of PEP 587 (Python Initialization
Configuration). I don't think Victor has posted the latest version, but it
contains a couple of minor renames, and a new private API to allow us to
experiment with two-phase initialisation of Python.

There's still time to debate exact names and work on the wording of the
PEP, but I'm satisfied the design is solid, a clear improvement over what
we currently have, and a step in the right direction for some of the more
extensive changes that have been proposed (e.g. using Python *code* for the
Python configuration. If we do get to that point, the PEP contains a few
things that are superfluous, but I'd consider them minor transitionary
warts at that point -- if we ever get there).

Thanks, Victor, for pushing this massive amount of work through; it won't
affect most people using Python (at least until the rest of PEP 432 lands)
but it's a giant boon to those of us who embed Python :)

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Thomas Wouters <thomas at python.org>

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