[Distutils] Packaging situation + mailing list rules

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Jul 2 17:44:07 CEST 2010

Am 02.07.2010 16:13, schrieb Tarek Ziadé:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:00 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> [..]
>> Isn't it interesting how these rules prohibit open disagreement or criticism
>> (or even discussion!) of distribute and related matters, but *not*
>> setuptools?
> There's a huge gap between criticism + discussion, and the habitual flame
> of distribute vs setuptools. I think you know what I mean.
> Feel free to propose some changes on these rules, because I think you would
> be as happy as I would not to have to deal with flames like that.

Tarek, as a more or less neutral observer, I have to agree that you seem
to react a bit sensitive to anything that could be construed as a flame
against distribute or the decision to fork.

I know the reasons for that decision, and I probably would have done the same,
but you need to be aware that there is always irritation in the community
when such a disruptive fork happens, and no small part of that irritation is
directed against the newcomer.  I would try to see this list as on-topic for
both distribute and setuptools, and let each maintainer/group handle the
discussion about his/their tool.

Trying to set up rules for this list isn't helpful; even if your rules don't
seem like rules, but facts to me.  In this case, Anatoly's suggestion to codify
them in a sort of FAQ document and post them on the web or regularly here seems
like a good one.

Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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