[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Gordon McMillan gmcm@hypernet.com
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 15:39:47 -0400

On 8 Apr 2002 at 14:09, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> > Are the conservative forces truly the majority, or
> > are they simply the most vocal?
> I'd be very surprised if they weren't in the
> majority. It's pretty much what the word
> conservative *means*, right? 

It means being cautious. It's a label
that reactionaries love to hijack, so
they can paint the (merely) cautious
as "liberals" and anyone with a new
idea as "lunatic fringe".

Conservatives will stay quietly on an older
release. Reactionaries will post to c.l.py.

-- Gordon