[Python-Dev] PEP 493: Redistributor guidance for Python 2.7 HTTPS

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 8 17:36:59 CEST 2015

On 07/07/2015 15:42, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Whether the time required to properly follow python-ideas is a
> productive involvement for the average core dev is another question.
> The problem I see with python-ideas is that it may select on free time
> more than on actual, concrete contribution...
> (note that python-list has a similar problem with some of its old-timers
> and regular ranters; the difference is that python-list has a ready
> alternative in StackOverflow, with perhaps higher-quality answers...
> it's less and less relevant in the grand scheme of things)

I cannot see StackOverflow as a "ready alternative" to python-list as 
questions are strictly closed, nothing in the way of debate is allowed. 
  I'd love to explain to some people what I think of their "perhaps 
higher-quality answers" but I don't have enough "reputation".

Having said that I have to agree about python-list, there is very little 
of any substance on there nowadays.  Perhaps that's because people are 
reading any of the 387 Python lists on gmane that are dedicated to their 
specific area of interest?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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