[Python-Dev] pep-discuss

Aahz Maruch aahz@rahul.net
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 08:49:36 -0700 (PDT)

Paul Prescod wrote:
> We've talked about having a mailing list for general PEP-related
> discussions. Two things make me think that revisiting this would be a
> good idea right now.
> First, the recent loosening up of the python-dev rules threatens the
> quality of discussion about bread and butter issues such as patch
> discussions and process issues.
> Second, the flamewar on python-list basically drowned out the usual
> newbie questions and would give a person coming new to Python a very
> negative opinion about the language's future and the friendliness of the
> community. I would rather redirect as much as possible of that to a list
> that only interested participants would have to endure.

While what you say makes sense, overall, there are a lot of people (me
included) who prefer discussion on newsgroups, and I can't quite see
creating a newsgroup for PEP discussions yet.  Call me -0.25 for kicking
discussion off c.l.py and +0.25 for getting it off python-dev.
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