killing thread ?

Peter Hansen peter at
Fri Jan 24 23:20:56 CET 2003

Paul Rubin wrote:
> Jp Calderone <exarkun at> writes:
> >   Whether a feature is supported *in the core language* and the
> > *official distribution* -is- up to the language developers, though,
> > especially in the case of free software.
> Yes, indeed, the language developers are perfectly entitled to release
> programs that don't live up to the marketing claims written by those
> same developers.  However, nobody should then be surprised when users
> complain that their expectations have been let down.

I agree.  Fortunately, as far as I can tell no one was surprised
in this case when a user didn't have his expectations met.  I
did see lots of explanations as to *why* he can't do what he wants,
but very little suggesting surprise.

Anyway, the argument is kind of moot, isn't it?  Especially considering
how often it has been raised, and how consistent the answer is to date.


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