[ The correct forum is probably meta-sig. ]
IMO, I don't see a need for yet another forum. The dividing lines become a bit too blurry, and it will result in questions like "where do I post this?" Or "what is the difference between email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org?"
On Wed, 31 May 2000, Paul Prescod wrote:
I think that we need a forum somewhere between comp.lang.python and pythondev. Let's call it python-lang.
By virtue of being buried on the "sigs" page, python-lang would be mostly only accessible to those who have more than a cursory interest in Python. Furthermore, you would have to go through a simple administration procedure to join, as you do with any mailman list.
Appropriate topics of python-lang would be new ideas about language features. Participants would be expected and encouraged to use archives and FAQs to avoid repetitive topics. Particular verboten would be "ritual topics": indentation, case sensitivity, integer division, language comparisions, etc. These discussions would be redirected loudly and firmly to comp.lang.python.
Python-dev would remain invitation only but it would focus on the day to day mechanics of getting new versions of Python out the door.
-- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself "Hardly anything more unwelcome can befall a scientific writer than having the foundations of his edifice shaken after the work is finished. I have been placed in this position by a letter from Mr. Bertrand Russell..."
- Frege, Appendix of Basic Laws of Arithmetic (of Russell's Paradox)
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