[Python-Dev] Reserving an arg space for Jython

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Apr 13 19:59:30 CEST 2008

>  > >  > Isn't that bikeshedding?
>  > > 
>  > > No.  I think "implementation-specific" is definitely more accurate,
>  > > and I was hoping the suggestion might get an immediate "good idea,
>  > > implemented", from somebody already looking at that code.
>  > 
>  > It's already committed, so one would have to go back and change it.
> Now, *you* are bikeshedding.
> I know that it was committed, so I politely made the suggestion,
> half-expecting it to get dropped on the floor.  If so, no great loss,
> and I wouldn't have followed up (except maybe with a patch on the
> tracker).
> Is that discouraged on this list?  (That's a real question.)

Making suggestions on the list, and then following up with patch,
is certainly encouraged, and happens all the time.

I just think that *this* specific proposed change is more effort to
talk about than it's worth. It may be more accurate, but changing the
phrasing of the message that you get when you invoke a command line
option that you shouldn't invoke in the first place, and can't know
about unless you've been following this thread or read the source ...
is such a minor thing that accuracy doesn't really matter, and is
primarily a matter of personal taste.


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