Mono and Python

Paul Everitt paul at zope.com
Fri Jan 4 16:55:50 CET 2002


Hear, hear, Andrew!  Well stated.  There's a certain Darwinism of ideas 
in a volunteer community.  Almost by definition, a good idea is one that 
someone actually works on, rather than lobbies for.  By contrast, a bad 
idea is one that generates a hundred posts by people volunteering 
_others_ to do the work.

To paraphrase, ask not what your Python community can do for you, but 
ask instead what you can do for your Python community.

--Paul

Andrew Kuchling wrote:

> "Don Tuttle" <tuttledon at mailandnews.com> writes:
> 
>>passively, doing nothing, you might help Microsoft lose the farm.  But
>>before you choose that path consider an alternative approach.
>>
> 
> You've missed my point.  I don't care at all about whether Python runs
> on .net.  I also don't care whether it runs on OS/2 or RISCOS.  As it
> happens, Python does run on OS/2 and RISCOS, and it does so because
> people, presumably people who use those systems, contributed patches
> and code to make it happen.  Python will run on .net, therefore, if
> some subset of .net users actually bother to make it happen.  If no
> one bothers to do so, that's a good indicator that no one cares.
> 
> --amk
> 







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