[Python-Dev] High volumes and off topic discussions

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Feb 28 15:03:26 CET 2013

Le Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:36:10 +0200,
Maciej Fijalkowski <fijall at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Hi
> I know this is a hard topic, but python-dev is already incredibly
> high-volume and dragging discussion off-topic is making following
> important stuff (while ignoring unimportant stuff) very hard.
> For example in a recent topic "cffi in stdlib" I find a mail that says
> "we have to find a sufficiently silly species of snake". It's even
> funny, but it definitely makes it very hard to follow for those of us
> who don't read python-dev 24/7. Would it be reasonable for python-dev
> to generally try to stay on topic (for example if the thread is called
> "silly species of snakes", I absolutely don't mind people posting
> there whatever they feel like as long as I'm not expected to read
> every single message).

I'm afraid you're trying to devise derogatory distinctions regarding
drifting discussions.

Seriously, yes, I approve of changing the subject line, although I
forgot to do it this time.
For the record, you can also read the list through a NNTP gateway using
Gmane, it can make things easier.



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