[Python-ideas] Ruby-style Blocks in Python Idea

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Mar 11 04:52:42 CET 2009

tav <tav at espians.com> writes:

> After catching up on a lot of the discussion here, I am feeling
> something between astonishment and disappointment. Forgive me as I
> am new here, but I had expected python-ideas to be filled with
> remarkable people.

I'm glad your expectations have been re-adjusted early on. I don't
know what would have led you to such an expectation.

> Instead I find that many people don't even understand *why* Python
> is the way it is!!

That's because there are many people who have yet to find these things
out. Such people are not excluded from this list.

> Never mind understanding what it is that they are talking about. It
> seems as if jumping in with an opinion counts for more than doing
> some basic research.

Again, that state may be unfortunate, but I don't know why you would
have expectations that it would be otherwise.

> For some bizarre reason, I had expected those on this list to be
> Masters of Python.

That is rather bizarre. If you find something that led you to expect
that, please let us know so the fallacy can be corrected.

> If not why would they care to improve the language?

Because they are the Users of Python who are interested in improving
the language.

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Ben Finney

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