[Python-Dev] Re: PEP Politics

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 13:13:58 -0400

> On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 12:28:25PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >Maybe I should stop posting PEPs to c.l.py, and tell them that if they
> >want a say in the future of the language, they should subscribe to
> >python-dev?
> NOOOOOO!!!!!  I don't want to have to start using a killfile on
> python-dev traffic to eliminate endless windy threads that never go
> anywhere.  
> --amk
> PS: NOOOOOO!!!!!

I wasn't serious, but AFAICT /F was serious in his suggestion not to
discuss my PEPs on c.l.py any more.  I think the consequence of that
would be that my PEPs only get discussed on python-dev.  Then I see
two possibilities: simply ignore the c.l.py crowd, or inviting them.
I see serious downsides to each.  So that means I'll have to face
c.l.py every time I have a PEP, or stop writing PEPs.  The latter
sounds the most attractive -- I'll just check things in after a brief
discussion on python-dev.

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