[Python-Dev] PEP 287 (politics)

Samuele Pedroni pedroni@inf.ethz.ch
Fri, 5 Apr 2002 14:56:15 +0200

Some humanity (which I appreciate)
instead of a marketing-machine

[Goodger on doc-sig]

>This is a classic chicken-and-egg situation.  Without tools, we can't
>get acceptance, but in this case producing the tools is such a big job
>that some form of acceptance up front is needed to keep up enthusiasm
>(mine, if nobody else's).  One reason for putting this PEP out there
>now, is that I'm at a point where I've put a lot of work into this
>project, and it's starting to pay off, but I need some reassurance to
>keep me going.  I want to know that I'm on the right track, that I'm
>not wasting my time, and getting this PEP accepted would go a long way
>in that direction.
>Even if this PEP is rejected, that will be useful information.  If
>accepted, then I can forget about supporting multiple markup parsers
>in Docutils, at least for now.  If rejected, support for multiple
>parsers may be its saving grace.

now-I-can-better-relate-with-the-guy,-sincerely y'rs, Samuele Pedroni.