[meta-sig] Re: [Python-Dev] SIG: python-lang

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Wed, 31 May 2000 08:04:20 -0700 (PDT)

[ The correct forum is probably meta-sig. ]

IMO, I don't see a need for yet another forum. The dividing lines become a
bit too blurry, and it will result in questions like "where do I post
this?" Or "what is the difference between python-lang@python.org and


On Wed, 31 May 2000, Paul Prescod wrote:
> I think that we need a forum somewhere between comp.lang.python and
> pythondev. Let's call it python-lang.
> By virtue of being buried on the "sigs" page, python-lang would be
> mostly only accessible to those who have more than a cursory interest in
> Python. Furthermore, you would have to go through a simple
> administration procedure to join, as you do with any mailman list.
> Appropriate topics of python-lang would be new ideas about language
> features. Participants would be expected and encouraged to use archives
> and FAQs to avoid repetitive topics. Particular verboten would be
> "ritual topics": indentation, case sensitivity, integer division,
> language comparisions, etc. These discussions would be redirected loudly
> and firmly to comp.lang.python.
> Python-dev would remain invitation only but it would focus on the day to
> day mechanics of getting new versions of Python out the door.
> -- 
>  Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
> "Hardly anything more unwelcome can befall a scientific writer than 
> having the foundations of his edifice shaken after the work is 
> finished.  I have been placed in this position by a letter from 
> Mr. Bertrand Russell..." 
>  - Frege, Appendix of Basic Laws of Arithmetic (of Russell's Paradox)
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