Guido van Rossum firstname.lastname@example.org spake:
But what am I to do? c.l.py may not be representative, but neither is python-dev, and I'd like to get feedback from as many folks as possible. Maybe it's just a matter of wording -- make it clear that the feedback won't necessarily affect the PEP unless I like what's being said. But that will still cause certain folks to bitch. Sigh.
There are always going to be people who will bitch, because they enjoy bitching. There are always going to be people who will take an instant dislike to any change, because they fear change. There are always going to be people who will automatically reject any PEP you propose, because you created Python - I don't understand this behavior at all, but you see it in many fields where the "fans" hate anything new from an artist or writer or inventor.
There is nothing you can do to fix them. Don't sweat it, and please keep posting your PEPs where as many people as possible can see and discuss them - most of us have a serious need to know what's coming down the line, and at least some voice in that process.
-- <a href="http://kuoi.asui.uidaho.edu/~kamikaze/"> Mark Hughes </a>