"The Python Way"

Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan at callware.com
Fri Jun 4 20:46:14 CEST 1999


Hi All--

Robert Meegan wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Graham Matthews wrote:
> 
> >

[snip]

> 
> One problem that exists with suggestions for improvements to Python is that
> different people have different ideas about what features are essential to
> the language. Most people seem to agree that objects and whitespace are
> core features of Python, but others have made (more or less) well-reasoned
> arguments pointing out the weaknesses inherent in each of these.
> 

[...]

> The important thing is neither to quash dissent nor to debate the number of
> angels that can dance on the head of an object, but to freely share ideas
> in the hope of improving both Python and our own pool of knowledge.
> 
> This learned opinion is, of course, not worth the bits it's written on.
> 

Ah, but it is.  Very nice summary of how the Python community works and
gets things done, Robert.  Thank you.

<sorry-for-the-me-too-post-but-roberts-rules-dont-apply-here-except-when-they-do>-ly
y'rs,
Ivan
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