PEP scepticism

Thomas Wouters thomas at xs4all.net
Fri Jul 6 23:45:24 CEST 2001


On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 04:41:43PM +0100, Robin Becker wrote:

> Dictators often assume they know best, but observation shows them to be
> uniformly wrong.

While I couldn't help but have a good, long, uproarish laugh about this
comment (recent readers of python-dev will know why ;) I don't think you're
right in this. I'm not a historian, but I do believe leaders aren't
generally seen as dictators unless they were proven wrong.

Guido may be the BDFL, but he *does* listen. He may disagree, like in this
thread, but at least he has considered the issue. Guido the Dictator made
Python, and shaped Python into what it is right now, a damned great and
*fun* language that you can show to your family/colleagues/total strangers
and be proud about.

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