Mark Hammond writes:
It is necessary for us to also have this scrag-fight in public? Most of the thread on c.l.py is filled in by people who are also py-dev members!
Attempting to walk a delicate line here, my reading of the situation is that Fredrik's frustration level is increaing as he points out problems, but nothing much is done about them. Marc-Andre will usually respond, but there's been no indication from Guido about what to do. But GvR might be waiting to hear from more users about their experience with Unicode; so far I don't know if anyone has much experience with the new code.
But why not have it in public? The python-dev archives are publicly available anyway, so it's not like this discussion was going on behind closed doors. The problem with discussing this on c.l.py is that not everyone reads c.l.py any more due to volume.