On Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:58:44 -0400 Random832 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, at 05:20, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
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".
Because we're talking about PEP 8, and PEP 8 intends to cover the code style used when writing code in the *Python standard library*. I don't think other Python core developers would like to read code with comments written in French (or, indeed, in Russian or Japanese or...).
We're not talking about third-party projects, which indeed choose whatever style and language suit them.