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Re: python-mode patch

From: Slawomir Nowaczyk
Subject: Re: python-mode patch
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:39:07 +0200

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006 16:31:01 -0400
Steven Huwig <address@hidden> wrote:

#> > #> Is there anyone here who knows Python and can advise me on
#> > #> whether to install this patch?
#> >
#> > Apparently not :(
#> I tried the patch and it didn't seem to affect anything negatively.
#> I have always assumed that there was some reason that the mode
#> forced a new namespace, but perhaps that is not the case.

I actually thought so as well... but was unable to figure out what the
reason could be. And I often play with the Python interpreter after
executing files, so having to type "emacs." every so often was quite

#> > Therefore I do not think it is a good idea to give up developing
#> > our version.
#> I do use python-mode from CVS Emacs exclusively when coding Python.
#> It works well enough as a basic mode, though the interactive portions
#> are primitive when compared to some other Emacs modes.

Yes, I agree. For writing code, the mode is very good. I personally
use the interactive features quite a bit, and they indeed could use
some extra attention.

#> > Taking it into account, I would like to become a maintainer of
#> > python-mode. I would also like to try and fix as much as possible (due
#> > to lack of my time it may not end up being all that much, though)
#> > before the release. It should not cause any real problems since, as I
#> > said, nobody appears to be using the mode currently.
#> I am interested in testing and contributing fixes to python-mode as
#> well. 


#> > Would saying "GNU python-mode" make sense?
#> How about "Emacs 22 python-mode?"

I am not sure how unambiguous that would be... it will be pretty clear
until the release takes place, but probably not so much afterwards.
And the release is (probably) going to happen sooner or later ;)

 Best wishes,
   Slawomir Nowaczyk
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