On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 01:49:17PM -0400, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
I'm actually more worried about the second. It's been a while since I read c.l.py and I'm occasionally disappointed to miss out on seemingly interesting threads. On the other hand, there is no way I could manage to read or even filter the volume on that list.
Really? I read it through Usenet with GNUS, and it takes about a half hour to go through everything. Skipping threads by subject usually makes it easy to avoid uninteresting stuff.
I'd rather see python-dev limited to very narrow, CVS-tree-related material, such as: should we add this module? is this change OK? &c... The long-winded language speculation threads are better left to c.l.python, where more people offer opinions, it's more public, and newsreaders are more suited to coping with the volume. (Incidentally, has any progress been made on reviving c.l.py.announce?)
OTOH, newbies have reported fear of posting in c.l.py, because they feel the group is too advanced, what with everyone sitting around talking about coroutines and SNOBOL string parsing. But I think it's a good thing if newbies see the high-flown chatter and get their minds stretched. :)
Andrew M. Kuchling