[Python-Dev] pep-discuss

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 10:05:14 +0200

Aahz Maruch wrote:
> 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.

I don't really mind having PEP discussions on both c.l.p (to get
user feedback) and python-dev (for the purpose of reaching 
consensus). After all, python-dev is about developing Python,
so PEP discussion is very much on topic.

Note that a filter on "python-dev" in the List-ID field and
"PEP" in the subject should pretty much filter out all
PEP discussions from python-dev if you don't want to participate
in them.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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