On Mon, Apr 19, 2004, Gareth McCaughan wrote:
On Monday 2004-04-19 14:49, Samuele Pedroni wrote:
Raymond, could you please try to tame your speed obsession without devising even more hacks and pissing in other people's pool.
Samuele, please remember that this is a "professional" environment and phrase your posts appropriately.
What a gratuitously obnoxious and pointless reply. If you have reason to think Raymond's proposal, if implemented, will cause trouble, then show it. If not, then why shouldn't he work on making Python faster if he wants to?
It's gratuitously insulting, but it's certainly not pointless in context: remember that Samuele is responsible for maintaining Jython, and I can certainly understand his bitterness at seeing a proposal that mucks with Python internals like this. I had a similar strong reaction to Raymond's proposal even without Samuele's reasons.
Keep in mind that one of the goals of Python development has always been to keep the implementation as simple as possible.