[Python-Dev] SIG: python-lang

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Wed, 31 May 2000 15:52:38 -0500

Greg Stein wrote:
> ...
> People can review features and votes in a quick pass. If they prefer to
> take more time, then they can also review comments.

I like this idea for its persistence but I'm not convinced that it
serves the same purpose as the give and take of a mailing list with many
> Admirable, but I think it would be ineffectual. People would be confused
> about where to post. Too many forums, with arbitrary/unclear lines about
> which to use.

To me, they are clear:

 * anything Python related can go to comp.lang.python, but many people
will not read it.

 * anything that belongs to a particular SIG goes to that sig.

 * any feature suggestions/debates that do not go in a particular SIG
(especially things related to the core language) go to python-lang

 * python-dev is for any message that has the words "CVS", "patch",
"memory leak", "reference count" etc. in it. It is for implementing the
design that Guido refines out of the rough and tumble of python-lang.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
At the same moment that the Justice Department and the Federal Trade 
Commission are trying to restrict the negative consequences of 
monopoly, the Commerce Department and the Congress are helping to 
define new intellectual property rights, rights that have a 
significant potential to create new monopolies. This is the policy 
equivalent of arm-wrestling with yourself.
	- http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2000/04/07/greenspan/index.html