[Python-ideas] PEPs: Theory of operation [was: Moving to another forum system ...]

Anders Hovmöller boxed at killingar.net
Sat Sep 22 05:55:12 EDT 2018



> If one doesn't know who the senior developers are yet, she should think
> twice about whether she's ready to PEP anything.  That's not a litmus
> test; some PEPs have eventually succeeded though the proponent was new
> to the project development process.[2]  But it's a lot less painful if
> you can tell who's likely to be able to sway the whole project one way
> or the other.

I think that entire paragraph made it sound even worse than what I wrote originally. It reads to an outsider as “if you don’t know what’s wrong I’m not going to tell you”. 

>  And as a matter of improving your proposal, who surely
> does know more about what your proposal implies for the implementation
> than you do, so you should strongly consider whether *you* are the one
> who's missing something when you disagree with them.

Is this me specifically or “you” in the abstract? English isn’t great here. 

I personally supplied a complete implementation so don’t see how this applies to me?

/ Anders 


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