Can of worms, opened.

On Jun 4, 2014 7:20 AM, "Chris Angelico" <> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 9:12 PM, Paul Sokolovsky <> wrote:
> An alternative view is that the discussion on the tracker showed Python
> developers' mind-fixation on implementing something the way CPython does
> it. And I didn't yet go to that argument, but in the end, MicroPython
> does not try to rewrite CPython or compete with it. So, having few
> choices with pros and cons leading approximately to the tie among them,
> it's the least productive to make the same choice as CPython did.

I'm not a CPython dev, nor a Python dev, and I don't think any of the
big names of CPython or Python has showed up on that tracker as yet.
But why is "be different from CPython" such a valuable choice? CPython
works. It's had many hours of dev time put into it. Problems have been
identified and avoided. Throwing that out means throwing away a
freely-given shoulder to stand on, in an Isaac Newton way.

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