[Web-SIG] Call for managment =)
Michael C. Neel
neel at mediapulse.com
Wed Nov 26 11:00:23 EST 2003
> Mike, I agree with you about the management part, but I think the
> discussion is quite useful. It tends to open up new avenues for
> discussion, so that we can get a fuller idea of what the work is. I
> think we're close to being there, though, and perhaps it's time to
> figure out more exactly what should be done for each particular item.
That's my feeling. It seems we've hit on just about every possible
topic so now it's a matter of making things real.
> To my mind, this means finding someone for each of our "projects" who
> believes in it strongly enough to put together a PEP on it.
> "Someone", of course, can be a group of people working together, too.
> I think the next step for this group is to start writing and reviewing
> these PEPs.
> So, if people want to move forward, pick something, send a note to the
> list so that others can help out if they want, and start working on a
That's the best way I can think of for things to move forward. If you
want to start with the PEP, or start with some code then get help with
the PEP later go for it. We probably do need an umbrella PEP though to
define what is and is not part of web-SIG so it's a little clearer.
I also think it should be quite open. If someone want to do a css
parser or a templating system, go for it. If you feel that would end
life as we know it to be in the stdlib remember you don't have to work
on it nor do you have to import it. In the end Guido and crew are
making the call anyway, and I'd rather we send him a few modules they
reject for stdlib than not. I like to think this is the grand plan for
python, esp given the opening to PEP 2 (which everyone here should read;
it cover adding modules to the stdlib):
The Python Standard Library contributes significantly to Python's
success. The language comes with "batteries included", so it is
easy for people to become productive with just the standard
library alone. It is therefore important that this library grows
with the language, and that such growth is supported and
Personally I have an interest in templeting and a web server, but right
now I'm trying to overhaul another project of mine so I'll be ready to
dive in sometime in late Dec.
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