On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 6:41 AM, M.-A. Lemburg firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 2008-07-30 14:54, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
Hi everyone, Sorry if this is a naive question, but I was just wondering what the purpose of this mailing list would be. I don't think there are often python related topics that are only applicable to committers. What sort of things will we discuss here?
I suppose the list would be useful for notices related to a frozen trunk or other admin notices. Filtering those from python-dev is not very reliable.
MAL hit it right on the head. Guido's idea was to have a list where you should not have to mentally filter out threads because it has deteriorated into some competition over what color to paint the bikeshed (see the whole unittest method name fiasco for a good example). Because we all ignore various threads on python-dev there is a chance that something important might get missed. This lowers that chance by making sure this list is low-volume and high-quality in terms of what all committers need to be aware of.