[Python-ideas] New Project to Capture summaries from this
rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Thu Mar 28 13:12:06 EDT 2019
On 28/03/2019 15:25, Richard Whitehead wrote:
> As a new member to this list, I can tell you that searching for relevant old
> content was effectively impossible, so I'm all for some way of doing that.
> Please can I make a more radical suggestion, though: Drop the mailing list.
> How about a GitHub repo - a specific one (with no code), specifically for
> early ideas? Then, if an idea was accepted and turned into an issue to be
> implemented, it could link back to that original discussion. GitHub is
> easily searchable. It can email you if someone comments on an issue you have
> raised, etc.
Github is more searchable than a mailing list (at least until the
mailing list archives are made searchable), but is not designed for and
is not as good at discussion as a mailing list. Threads of discussion
and branch and interweave easily on a mailing list, so you don't lose
lines of thought. That lack is the big failing of forum-style interfaces.
> An alternative might be a StackOverflow section, but that wouldn't provide
> such tight integration in the case of an issue being raised.
I think I'd go so far as "Hell, no!" here.
> The new work you're doing would be a good way to populate the repo with its
> initial content.
Having to do new work would certainly discourage some of the less
technically well-founded ideas. I don't think that's what you meant,
Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd
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