The IDE is important too [was Develop-test-debug cycle]
p.magwene at snet.net
Sat Mar 23 16:28:24 CET 2002
On Sat, 23 Mar 2002 06:54:59 -0500, Dale Strickland-Clark wrote:
> Thats a daft response and barely worth the time to reply but as it's a
> Saturday and I'm feeling chilled out I'll spell it out to you...
> I'm sure most PEPs originate from users asking for new features. The
> language is unlikely to evolve without suggestions such as these.
> I know that my experiences are not unique. I'm not suggesting anything
> that wouldn't benefit the language in general.
Thank you for taking valuable time out of your develop-test-debug cycle to
to reply to my lowly comments....
I'm afraid the only daftness is to assume that the addition of those
features you find useful should be prioritized, and that failure to do so
relegates Python to the status of "a toy language for small scripts and
You'll note that many of the PEPs that have made it into the language did
so because the person(s) who championed that particular PEP provided a
>>Since it's open source why don't YOU implement the cool ideas you've
>>suggested, submit 'em back to the community, and WE can all be four
>>times more productive?
> I'd love to have the time but I'm spending it all in the
> develop-test-debug cycle at the moment.
Translation: my time is valuable, and I'd rather spend it on other tasks
There's nothing wrong with that, of course. Most of us find ourselves to
be in that situation - we'd all love to give back more but don't always
have the time.
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