[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics (was Re: Re: Stability and change)

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 18:35:57 -0400

> From what I've seen, much of the controversy revolves around what
> might be described as infelicitous phrasing.  Discussion on
> python-dev tends to focus on the actual issues, but that changes
> once a PEP goes "into the wild".  Perhaps right before you wish to
> release a PEP to c.l.py, you should ask for an editing run
> specifically to focus on the political side.
> This will not avoid the mud from certain quarters, of course, but
> they probably should be ignored.

I very much doubt it.  If the language is too slick, we'll get
complaints about a "marketing PEP" (see PEP 287's fate).

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