[Python-Dev] How far to go with user-friendliness

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Jul 17 00:30:59 CEST 2015

Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> writes:

> On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:59:16 +1000
> Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > 
> > +1.
> > 
> > These checks are a good thing, but they belong in a linter tool not as
> > aliases in the API.
> Practicality beats purity. Unless you have been actually *bitten* by
> those checks I don't think there's any serious reason to complain.

By definition, advocating to not add cruft to an API is going to be in
advance of being bitten by those additions.

Your position seems to be, then, that any complaint about additions to
an API can be dismissed out of hand.

I hope that's not what you mean, but I can't see what else you could be

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Ben Finney

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