[Python-Dev] Will Python die?

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 04:00:18 -0400

[Peter Schneider-Kamp]
> Tim once (0.9-winking-ly) mentioned the possibility of voting with the
> "keyboard by grabbing the Python source and making your own release".
> I don't wanna do this on my own (and get zapped from a lightning bolt
> thrown by the powers that are), but what would be the pros and cons
> of an inofficial (maybe 1.8?) alpha-in-between-release?

I don't see any pros at this time, although I'm typing on my laptop while
sitting on the sidewalk in the dark in front of a Howard Johnson's with my
hair dripping wet, so Guido can sleep in peace in the room we're sharing,
and this after a hellish 12-hour trip to get to the God-forsaken State of
California, so I'm not seeing many pros of any kind at the moment <wink>.

The Python Consortium meeting is this Friday, and the license hassles are on
the agenda.  While not privy to all the details myself, I can't imagine that
any side in this debate can afford to *allow* the impasse to continue longer
than that.

So I'd advise a bit more patience.  I intend to stay all up night, listening
for secrets Guido may spill in his sleep.

the-con-is-making-a-confused-release-even-more-confused-ly y'rs  - tim