[Python-Dev] I'm not getting email from SF whenassignedabug/patch

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Mar 29 21:27:28 CEST 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> Watch out for the parochialism! I like Python as much as the next guy
> (probably more :-) but I'm sensitive to choosing the best solution.

you better make that "good enough", or we'll be stuck with SF for an-
other hundred years.

> The language choice should only be used as an argument if all else is
> equal.

since it's a lot easier to get Pythoneers to volunteer time to work on
(develop, hack, keep running, create add-ons for) a solution written in
Python, the criteria ought to be "the language choice is only irrelevant
if there's no Python solution that's good enough".

it's also a marketing thing; if the developers don't want to eat Python
dogfood, why should anyone else do that ?


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