[Python-ideas] Rename python-dev?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jul 9 21:56:03 CEST 2015

On 7/9/2015 3:11 PM, Ryan Gonzalez wrote:
> This is a crazy idea that popped into my head recently.
> What if python-dev were to be renamed to something like
> python-internals? (Yeah, that's a bad name, but my naming skills
> suck...) Basically, something that gets across the idea that it's for
> development of Python, not in Python.

Changing the list would take more effort than severals years of 
redirecting people. (The name bikeshedding alone ...)

The current description is "Python core developers".  Is that ambiguous? 
Think of anything better.  "Development of the Python language and 
CPython implementation"?

> Python-dev would visibly disappear, but mails sent to python-dev would
> be redirected to the new name.
> BTW, in reality, it's not an uncommon mistake. I know of a few mailing
> lists built for development *with* a tool that end in -dev, such as
> asmjit-dev.

Terry Jan Reedy

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