[Python-Dev] SIG: python-lang

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Wed, 31 May 2000 12:45:30 -0500

"Barry A. Warsaw" wrote:
> ...
> I agree.  I think anybody who'd be interested in python-lang is
> already going to be a member of python-dev 

Huh? What about Greg Ewing, Amit Patel, Martijn Faassen, William
Tanksley, Mike Fletcher, Neel Krishnaswami, the various stackless
groupies and a million others. This is just a short list of people who
have made reasonable language suggestions recently. Those suggestions
are going into the bit-bucket unless one of us happens to notice and
champion it here. But we're too busy thinking about 1.6 to think about
long-term ideas anyhow.

Plus, we hand down decisions about (e.g. string.join) and they have the
exact, parallel discussion over there. All the while, anyone from
PythonDev is telling them: "We've already been through this stuff. We've
already discussed this." which only (understandably) annoys them more.

> and any discussion will
> probably be crossposted to the point where it makes no difference.

I think that python-dev's role should change. I think that it would
handle day to day implementation stuff -- nothing long term. I mean if
the noise level on python-lang was too high then we could retreat to
python-dev again but I'd like to think we wouldn't have to. A couple of
sharp words from Guido or Tim could end a flamewar pretty quickly.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
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