Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 12:13:16 -0800 (PST) From: Carl Banks email@example.com Subject: Re: "as" keyword woes To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID:
If you write a PEP, I advise you to try to sound less whiny and than you have in this thread.
Ehem, well, such comments notwithstanding, I thank everyone who responded to my latest post on this topic for taking my inquiry seriously, and for providing cogent, focused, well-reasoned feedback while not resorting to name-calling, to false accusations on top of baseless assumptions, or to explicit personal attacks on my competence, sincerity, experience, credibility, or form.
To you especially, I am grateful for your input for your years of service to the community and to the noble ideals you embody in the Python project. May the rest of us (not just myself) be ashamed of our lesser conduct and learn from you exemplary performance.
So to summarize, having assimilated all responses over the past several days (python-list as well as python-dev, for the newcomers), I now accept the following as self-evident:
-> "as", as a Python keyword, is a here to stay: Love it or leave it.
-> Likewise ditto for the GIL: if you truly need Python concurrency within a single process, then use a Python implementation other than CPython.
Season's greetings to all! Peace.