brian at python.org
Fri Jan 24 23:44:23 CET 2014
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 24/01/2014 17:19, Ram Rachum wrote:
>> Hmm, on one hand I understand the need for the separation between
>> python-dev and python-list, but on the other hand I don't think
>> python-list is a good place to discuss Python, the language.
>> I now looked at the 17 most recent python-list threads. Out of them:
>> - 58% are about third-party packages.
>> - 17% are off-topic (not even programming related)
>> - 11% are 2-vs-3 discussions
>> - 5% are job offers.
>> - 5% (which is just one thread out of 17) is about Python the language.
> I'm extremely impressed by your knowledge of statistics, it must have taken
> you many man years of effort to analyse all 17 threads in such detail.
>> So can you understand why someone would be reluctant to start a
>> discussion in python-list about Python the language there? Especially if
>> this is the same place where beginners might ask newbies questions about
>> Python? (So not only are actual Python questions just 5% of the content,
>> non-newbie questions are just a subset of that 5%.)
>> it's full of people asking about third-party Python packages, or asking
>> newbie questions.
> How terrible, fancy having the audacity to ask about third party packages or
> newbie questions on the *MAIN* Python mailing list. There's yet another
> reason to bring back the death penalty in the UK.
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