[Python-Dev] 2.4 news reaches interesting places

Samuele Pedroni pedronis at bluewin.ch
Sat Dec 18 16:03:54 CET 2004

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I was pleasantly surprised to find a pointer to this article in a news
> digest that the ACM emails me regularly (ACM TechNews).
> http://gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/28026-1.html
> One thing that bugs me: the article says 3 or 4 times that Python is
> slow, each time with a refutation ("but it's so flexible", "but it's
> fast enough") but still, they sure seem to harp on the point. This is
> a PR issue that Python needs to fight -- any ideas?

I think that right now there is a promising ongoing happening that
may be useful for this PR problem and Python perception in general,
which is the Chandler project, because it's a piece of software that may 
end up in front of lot of people. It is both an opportunity and a risk.

A not great success of Chandler especially if imputed to Python
shortcomings would be bad.

I think that people with long-time Python experience that feel like to 
contribute should try.

A successful, responsive Chandler, I think, would be a good thing for

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