I have just had to mute two threads where people were trying to convince
each other that a certain language feature is/isn't a wart. This form of
educational debate belongs in python-list, not here, please.
--Guido van Rossum (sent from Android phone)
I am thinking about [python-wart] on SO. There is no currently a list of
Python warts, and building a better language is impossible without a clear
visibility of warts in current implementations.
Why Roundup doesn't work ATM.
- warts are lost among other "won't fix" and "works for me" issues
- no way to edit description to make it more clear
- no voting/stars to percieve how important is this issue
- no comment/noise filtering
and the most valuable
- there is no query to list warts sorted by popularity to explore other
time-consuming areas of Python you are not aware of, but which can popup
SO at least allows:
+ community wiki edits
+ useful comment upvoting
+ sorted lists
+ user editable tags (adding new warts is easy)
This post is a result of facing with numerous locals/settrace/exec issues
that are closed on tracker. I also have my own list of other issues
(logging/subprocess) at GC project, which I might be unable to maintain in
future. There is also some undocumented stuff (subprocess deadlocks) that
I'm investigating, but don't have time for a write-up. So I'd rather move
this somewhere where it could be updated.