[Python-Dev] pep-discuss

Guido van Rossum guido@zope.com
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 13:40:06 -0400

> 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.

For me personally, it would just be another list to follow, no matter
where it happens, so consider me -0.  I won't object if a majority on
python-dev wants this though.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)