[Python-Dev] Objects/ ANSI-fied

Ken Manheimer klm@digicool.com
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 16:33:01 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 9 Jul 2000, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> >   Ok, the Objects/ directory has been ANSI-fied, and I've noticed /F
> > slaving away in the Modules/ directory, so I'll get out of the way for
> > a little bit.  ;)
> Great!  Sounds like everybody is getting the hint that 2.0 needs to
> have some distinguishing characteristics compared to 1.6... :-)

Hmm.  I just realized an interesting take on 2.0's "distinguishing
features".  Check out the volume of python-dev traffic - reflecting what's
to me, at least, incredibly high pace and high fiber collaboration.  
Python 2.0 could be about a new process, as much as it is about the
license policy changes that better enable it, or the productivity it seems
to be promoting.  (I'm not silly enough to suggest that the version change
could happen solely on the basis of a new process - there really do seem
to be genuine results, here...)

(And if BeOpen happens to be looking for a product, and you can bottle
this, they might like to have it.-)  Seriously, maybe BeOpen should
concentrate on helping teams to better employ available resources - look
at how good they're doing with you guys.  Well, ok, what they're doing
right is leaving you guys mostly alone - maybe your payoff for them would
be to clue them into what works, and they can do some work to deliver it
to others.  Might could help you all, too, in solidifying what's going