[python-committers] Can we choose between mailing list and discuss.python.org?

Giampaolo Rodola' g.rodola at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 05:03:43 EST 2019

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:01 AM Giampaolo Rodola' <g.rodola at gmail.com>

> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:59 PM Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org>
> wrote:
>> Le 11/02/2019 à 20:00, Barry Warsaw a écrit :
>> > On Feb 11, 2019, at 09:48, Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> tl; dr How can we decide if we should stop using mailing list or if we
>> >> should stop using discuss.python.org?
>> >
>> > Point of order: I think we need a PEP for this decision.  Such a PEP
>> would organize and consolidate the arguments both pro and con of the three
>> choices.  It should also cover whether the current Discourse experiment
>> translates to larger mailing lists like python-dev, -ideas, and -list (for
>> which I personally have uncertainty about).
>> Same uncertainty here.  I don't think Discourse works well for long
>> threads.
>> Here is a 161-message Discourse thread (at the time of this writing):
>> https://discuss.python.org/t/pep-517-backend-bootstrapping/789
>> I know I can browse easily through a 161-message mailing-list or
>> newsgroup thread using a traditional threaded view, read what I want,
>> come back later to read the rest, etc.  But Discourse's linear
>> presentation pretty much kills that ability.  It doesn't even allow
>> *seeing* the structure of the discussion.
> What bothers me about medium/long threads (say > 20 messages) is an
> "expand all" button

I meant "[the lack of] an "expand all" button (sorry).

Giampaolo - http://grodola.blogspot.com
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