[Python-Dev] "Becoming a Python Developer"

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
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
> referenced...

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/)