Pascal Chambon writes:
So could't we smoothen edges, in order to keep the discusion as it's supposed to be - a harmless sharing of pros and cons arguments, which endangers no one's life -
In discussions about Python development, misuse of the term "Pythonic" to support one's personal preference is not harmless. It leads to confusion of newbies, and ambiguity in a term that is already rather precise, and becoming more so with every PEP (though it is hard to express in a few words as a definition). The result is that the BDFL may use that term at his pleasure, but the rest of us risk being brought up short by somebody who knows better.
instead of having it randomly turned into a confrontation of egos,
This was not a random event. It was triggered by, *and responded only to*, the misuse of the word "Pythonic".
pushing each other down as in an attempt not to drown ?
Hey, I haven't seen one claim that "this feature would look good in Perl" yet. The gloves are still on.<wink>