[Python-Dev] cpython: Issue #11750: The Windows API functions scattered in the _subprocess and
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Thu Apr 19 19:21:00 CEST 2012
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
<tshepang at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 18:55, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:02 AM, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
>> <tshepang at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 17:51, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>>>> and I'm not sure we'd like to
>>>> accept code from convicted fellons (though I'd consider that a gray
>>> This makes me curious... why would that be a problem at all (assuming
>>> the felony is not related to the computing field)?
>> Because the person might not be trustworthy, period. Or it might
>> reflect badly upon Python's reputation. But yes, I could also see
>> cases where we'd chose to trust the person anyway. This is why I said
>> it's a gray area -- it can only be determined on a case-by-case basis.
>> The most likely case might actually be someone like Aaron Swartz.
> Even if Aaron submits typo fixes for documentation :)
> I would think that being core developer would be the only thing that
> would require trust. As for a random a contributor, their patches are
> always reviewed by core developers before going in, so I don't see any
> need for trust there. Identity is another matter of course, but no one
> even checks if I'm the real Tshepang Lekhonkhobe.
I don't think you're a core contributor, right? Even if a core
developer reviews the code, it requires a certain level of trust,
especially for complex patches.
--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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