[PYTHON META-SIG] Re: pattern-sig -- tired of waiting...
Barry A. Warsaw
Barry A. Warsaw" <bwarsaw@CNRI.Reston.Va.US
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 15:54:22 -0500
>>>>> "ML" == Marc-Andre Lemburg <email@example.com> writes:
ML> Ahem. Didn't you get all the mails concerning BSCW and setting
ML> up a server to work on ? The mission can't be much more exact
ML> because it is the very nature of patterns and the like to be
ML> as general as possible.
I've got some of them, and I've taken a look at BSCW. It's got some
cool features (although it seems unusable with Grail :-( ). I'm a
little worried about its experimental nature and it less-than-open
"So, there are wuite sone "don't do's" like: don't do any serious
work with it, don't create other, personal workspaces, don't
upload huge files and don't invite the whole Python community."
If BSCW were to be an intergral part of PatternSIG, it ought to be
open to any member of the SIG, which is potentially open to anybody.
I certainly don't mean to take anything away from BSCW itself. It
looks really cool!
ML> The goal is to make code available that implements at least
ML> some of the GOF-patterns in a reusable way. Apart from that,
ML> gathering all the idioms and tricks floating around the net is
ML> a very useful task and should be done by someone, so why not
ML> us ? Our "products" would then be web pages explaining these
Great. A SIG mission statement written with this focus is what I'm
I don't want to be a stick in the mud. There's no formal process for
voting on SIG creation (maybe there needs to be one as the PSA
grows). I didn't get an overwhelming clamor from hordes of people to
start a PatternSIG and I suspect most people are just unsure what such
a SIG would accomplish. A more focused mission statement might help
with this. See:
Then I'll put it to a `vote' on meta-sig and see what the response is.
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