PEP scepticism

Guido van Rossum guido at
Sat Jun 30 14:53:48 CEST 2001

m.faassen at (Martijn Faassen) writes:

> Which is why a system more or less *forcing* core developers to look
> at these issues *only* for a while may be good.

As the main core developer, I object to this idea and your previous
post on this.  Most of the needed library modules simply cannot be
written by me or other core developers because they require specific
application area knowledge that I don't have.  (E.g. XML.)

On the other hand, very few folks have the knowledge, understanding
and vision to make changes to the language without breaking it.

So let's all do what we do best: the core developers (e.g. PythonLabs)
improve the language, and the community improves the library.

--Guido van Rossum (home page:

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