I wasn't serious, but AFAICT /F was serious in his suggestion not to discuss my PEPs on c.l.py any more.
not sure that was what I suggested, really -- my point is that you cannot treat c.l.py as a representative subset of the current user base.
most people are elsewhere, and most users won't see the PEP at all, no matter where you post it.
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.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)