PEP0238 lament

Michael Abbott michael.g.abbott at ntlworld.com
Mon Jul 23 20:35:22 CEST 2001


Steve Horne <sh at ttsoftware.co.uk> wrote in 
news:44ioltcofs8i897flbo7bfqtec5ki06n0s at 4ax.com:

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2001 15:08:32 GMT, Michael Abbott
> <michael.g.abbott at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> 
>>Actually, I'm quite suprised at just how rude Guido is in his replies.
> 
> Here I do disagree, though I was rather annoyed once when I
> *complemented* Python by saying that, although I was initially
> sceptical about list comprehensions, I actually found them very useful
> - and rather than accepting the complement he twisted that single case
> into a character judgement where I was supposed to be *always* be
> excessively judgemental about things and blatantly about to burst a
> blood vessel.
>
> ... 
>
> Anyway, in general Guido handles the benevolent-dictator role
> extremely well - it has to be extremely frustrating in the position he
> is in, and I'm surprised he has been generally as polite as he has.
> 

I think you're probably right, and that what I wrote wasn't very sensible.  
I think I understand his frustration.


> I hope he sees my current posts as they are intended - I see PEP0238
> as being something worthy of extreme scepticism if not outright
> terror. But I only care at all because Python *is* a good and
> worthwhile thing, and as a result I have been a very vocal advocate in
> my company.

I'm a relative newcomer to Python, but on the whole I've been *very* 
encouraged by my experience with it so far.  (We also have a vocal advocate 
in my company, and I am becoming another.)





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