On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 11:24 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>From https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-ideas

This list is to contain discussion of speculative language ideas for Python for possible inclusion into the language. If an idea gains traction it can then be discussed and honed to the point of becoming a solid proposal to put to python-dev as appropriate.

Relative to the above I believe that far too many proposals are for trivial ideas, mainly targetted at the stdlib, that would be better suited to the main python list.

As for gaining traction, it's often the complete opposite, flogging a dead horse is an understatement for some threads.  Gently putting the OP down with a firm but polite "it ain't gonna happen" would save a lot of time all around.

Just my £0.02p worth.

Agreed. It's also probably easier to just ignore an obviously bad or poorly thought-out idea than to try to engage the OP in lengthy explanations of why that is so. After all there's a huge amount of subjectivity -- we won't change our minds, but it takes forever to explain to someone who's new to Python core development.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)