PEP scepticism

Guido van Rossum guido at
Wed Jul 11 10:40:20 EDT 2001

bernhard at (Bernhard Reiter) writes:

> 	Guido van Rossum <guido at> writes:
> > If we left the design of programming languages to the *average*
> > programmer, the field would never make progress.  
> This is an argument I often hear against usability tests for webpages.
> You should not leave the decision to them, but make your decision
> based on what they need and can use to make good code.
> This is sometimes hard to find out and I know that there is no
> practical solution to this problem. 

Yes, that's why I often say "Python is not a democracy, but I *do*
listen". :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page:

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