[Python-Dev] pep-discuss

David Ascher DavidA@ActiveState.com
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 10:40:16 -0700

"Barry A. Warsaw" wrote:

>     PP> Second, the flamewar on python-list basically drowned out the
>     PP> usual newbie questions and would give a person coming new to
>     PP> Python a very negative opinion about the language's future and
>     PP> the friendliness of the community. I would rather redirect as
>     PP> much as possible of that to a list that only interested
>     PP> participants would have to endure.
> For me too, it'd be just another list to subscribe to and follow, so
> I'm generally against a separate pep list too.
> One thing I'll note: in Mailman 2.1 we will be able to define "topics"
> and you will be able to filter on specific topics.  E.g. if we defined
> a pep topic, you could filter out all pep messages, receive only pep
> messages, or do mail client filtering on the X-Topics: header.  (This
> only works for regular delivery, not digest delivery.)

But that doesn't really solve the problem for newbies who aren't going
to set up filters just for this Python list they just got onto.

IMO, having 100 or so people add a new list is cheaper than having 10's
of 1000's of people setting up filter.

But whatever. =)