[Python-Dev] Announcing the python-static-type-checking google group

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sun Jul 1 17:56:28 CEST 2012

Paul Boddie, 01.07.2012 02:22:
> Is there any reason why the compiler-sig mailing list wasn't chosen as a venue 

Even I didn't know that this list even existed. And looking at the archives
now, it's hard to see any relevant discussion in all the spam it received
until it apparently died away in (almost) silence a couple of years ago.

> It's obviously your choice where you host discussions and who you invite, and 
> I know that the special interest group mailing lists aren't exactly well 
> advertised these days

True, but many (most?) of them are simply not very well frequented, which
reduces the interest in joining them even further. Both SIG mailing lists
that I read only receive a mail every so many months, often enough without
any reply. And almost all of these mails deal with questions that would
better be discussed on python-list to leverage the substantially higher
number of eyeballs there.

I think that's the basic problem: as long as more experts are lurking on
python-list than on the dedicated SIG-ML, it's better not to use the SIG-ML
for discussions but to go to python-list (or maybe python-ideas or
python-dev) straight away.


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