[Python-Dev] [Fwd: Re: Splitting c.l.py...]
Sat, 08 Jul 2000 10:34:16 -0500
For those that don't read comp.lang.python.
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Subject: Re: Splitting c.l.py...
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2000 03:52:44 GMT
From: "Neil Hodgson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: BigPond Internet Services (http://www.bigpond.net.au)
> Beats me. Hmm... here's a possibility: ... Essentially the newsgroup
> be a read-only view of the python-dev mailing list.
But would it be of interest to anyone? python-dev has a much worse
signal-to-noise ratio than comp.lang.python IMHO. One morning this week
opened up my mailer in the morning to see over 100 messages in
and less than 80 in c.l.py.
The traffic in python-dev alternates between checkin chat (there's a
lock here, that patch breaks on X, when will you finish Y?) and
language/library design issues. I can see a reason for some of the
design issues to be decided on the same forum as the checkin chat with a
limited group of people, but some of the larger issues should be debated
a wider forum. Was there any reason for "urllib.browse() issues" to be
Possibly comp.lang.python is also a bad forum for discussing future
changes to Python and should concentrate on solving peoples current
and avoiding long winded discussions on new functionality. So a
comp.lang.python.future (or similar mailing list) could provide a way
/all/ Pythoneers to be involved in the evolution of the language.