PEP 308: A PEP Writer's Experience - CON
jack at performancedrivers.com
Sat Feb 8 21:03:46 CET 2003
On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 05:31:46PM +0000, Andrew Koenig wrote:
> Seriously, it
> often seems that the smallest changes generate the most controversy.
There is a long post on a BSD list somewhere that compares it to
painting a shed. Everyone understands the concept and will give
an opinion on the color. It is impossible to paint a shed by
comittee because there are too many opinions. It is much easier
to get a committee to approve a radical new widget because they
just up or down vote it as a whole.
Having a BDFL is how the shed painting problem is side stepped altogether.
In this case the BDFL asked the committee to up or down vote the color red.
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