[Python-ideas] PYTHONUSERBASES (plural!)

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Apr 23 10:51:34 CEST 2009

Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> > Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> writes:
> >   
> >> Shall I put you down as a -1? (I'm not having a lot of luck getting
> >> numeric votes outta folks.)
> >>     
> > Perhaps that should be interpreted as a preference for discussing
> > ideas and finding the good *and* bad in them, rather than
> > artificially distilling the discussion to a linear vote.
> Surely numeric voting in Python newsgroups has a long and rich
> tradition.

Yes, and with good reason: it's a useful short cut *if* the person
merely wants to say they unilaterally support or oppose a proposal.

I'm suggesting that, on a forum dedicated to *discussing ideas* which
are hopefully interesting enough to be worth thinking about and
discussing, you're perhaps oversimplifying if you hope the responses to
an idea can be usefully distilled to one of those two.

> While we're on the subject, I've just posted a patch, here:

Thanks for proceeding with this work without waiting for votes :-)

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Ben Finney

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