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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 08:24:31 EDT 2018

On Sat, 22 Sep 2018 at 10:56, Anders Hovmöller <boxed at killingar.net> wrote:
> > 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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