PEP 308: Alternative conditional operator forms

James J. Besemer jb at
Mon Feb 10 23:59:16 CET 2003

Michele Simionato wrote:

> I did not want an official vote, I wanted a pre-screening, because I
> fear there is
> a large number of people who would say "no" to any proposal.

I have no objection to "straw man" votes, so long as they do not end the debate.

I also reiterate my concern that premature votes may result in votes being 
unfairly skewed to the negative.


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