Am 01.03.2014 09:40, schrieb ian o:
First the idea has to be accepted as desirable, then feasible with an agreed specification. All to no avail unless someone can then implement it.
I would volunteer to assist but i assume there have to be enough others to volunteer as well if it was any help.
But there is no intent to tell people to do something. There has to be sufficient enthusiasm for anyone involved to actually want to do it.
But I have been told that those who would benefit are people that there is no desire to help. My suggestion that it would also be helpful to people there is a desire to help seems to have been met with the response 'we do not want to hear this'.
I guess I expected a more open community. I have learned a lot, but not what I expected. I am still not sure what the criteria is to actually be welcome here.
I'm sorry you feel like this. It's definitely not the intention of this list to exclude people -- just look at the wild ideas being discussed all the time...
The Python 2/3 topic is simply a "sore point" for many of us, having discussed it time and again, often times with quite aggressive people (with the "why have you ruined my Python" mindset). Therefore we tend to become a little categorical faster than with other topics, even to people like you who aren't being aggressive. I hope you can forgive Nick, who has put tons of work into the excellent 2 vs 3 FAQ, being a bit thin-skinned :)
In other words: Welcome to the Python community - don't let the 16-ton weight scare you off!