[Python-Dev] Beta version of the new devguide

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Jan 24 00:54:08 CET 2011

On 23/01/2011 20:22, Brett Cannon wrote:
> [snip...]
>> I had a quick skim over the rest and got the feeling that no clear
>> distinction is made between C and Python work. Personally, I feel that
>> more of a distinction should be made since not everyone will be
>> confident or interested in C. (And maybe more distinction should be made
>> between working on CPython and the standard library?)
> I don't see where the distinction between extensions and Python code
> would serve a purpose beyond clouding the documents by adding more
> details. People who know both are fine and the people who don't can
> start off ignorant and work there way up.

I think a lot of people assume that unless they know C they can't 
contribute to Python. I don't know where the best place is but it would 
be good to make it *clear* that this isn't true.

All the best,

Michael Foord

> As for CPython/Python distinction, they are so intertwined at the
> moment that the distinction is once again not worth it beyond what I
> have already done. When the stdlib is separated from CPython then the
> delineation of one over will become worth it.
>> Overall I think this document is *extremely welcome* and I am very glad
>> you have done it. I'm sure that once it starts to get known it will help
>> add to the pool of people contributing to Python as well as helping to
>> keep the processes clear:-)
> =) That's the hope.
> -Brett
>> --
>> Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd, www.qtrac.eu
>>     C++, Python, Qt, PyQt - training and consultancy
>>         "Advanced Qt Programming" - ISBN 0321635906
>>             http://www.qtrac.eu/aqpbook.html
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