On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 01:40:56 +0100 Henk-Jaap Wagenaar email@example.com wrote:
What I think was meant here: S&W is inappropriate to use as a community guideline for a diverse community like Python because it is not inclusive and forces (a particular version of) "Standard English" on others, however, you using it for your own writing (while not imposing it on others) is not an issue.
We're not talking about posting "your own writing", we're talking about comments (and presumably documentation) in a collective software project. There's a need for consistency, however it's specified and achieved.
Otherwise why stop at English? I could just as well write my comments in French if it's all about individual freedom. Requiring English is not inclusive, it forced people like me to painfully adapt to a language I wasn't used to. And that has nothing to do with "white supremacy".