Mike Meyer writes:
Python-dev i'm not familiar enough with to formulate an opinion, but I think it could work well for python-ideas.
You're missing the point. Improving the FAQ for python-*list* is a great idea, but Mr. techtonik proposes a FAQ for python-*ideas*. IOW, if the question is actually on-topic, the answers are reasons why something isn't going to ever be in Python.
True, often the explanation of why a proposed feature is inappropriate is of the form "this three-line function does the job", but if the question is really a FAQ, it presumably has been asked multiple times on python-list, and should be picked up there.
This worked very well for the FreeBSD FAQ, which is a fairly large document.
No, it didn't. The FreeBSD FAQ is quite obviously not oriented to telling developers what isn't going to go into the next version of FreeBSD and why not.
If people want to move ahead with this discussion, it really ought to move to python-list IMO.