[Python-Dev] "Becoming a Python Developer"
Guido van Rossum
Thu, 05 Jul 2001 11:12:14 -0400
> >Explaining the distinction would be helpful, and you could add that
> >for Java programmers, participating in Jython would be a logical step.
> The thing is, I'm not sure how Jython is developed. Is Finn Bock the
> BDFL, do the developers vote, or what? (Same question for .NET.) If
> some Jython development offered to contribute a description, I
> certainly wouldn't turn it down.
I really don't know how Jython is developed, but Finn and Samuele are
on this list. I expect it's more democratic. I think .NET is purely
an ActiveState venture -- Paul Prescod may care to comment.
> >I'm sure there's more. I'll make this into a PEP.
> Should the Python style guide, currently at
> /doc/essays/styleguide.html, also become a PEP? It's often
Yes. I vaguely recall some group of volunteers was planning to rework
it into a more current document, but I don't know what happened to
that effort. Some of the doc string conventions are now immortalized
as PEP 257.
> I'll make the other suggested changes, and refer to PEP 7; thanks!
You're welcome, and thank *you* for doing this.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)