Doe the language have an standard?
intentionally at blank.co.uk
Mon Mar 3 10:50:37 CET 2003
On 3 Mar 2003 00:19:50 -0800, nishant_dh at yahoo.com (Nishant) wrote:
>I have a query!!
>Doe the Python have an standard? if so, state release date, and state
>whether the translators Python 2.3a2 Python 2.2 and Python 2.3
>implements the standard.
Not in the IEEE or whatever sense - the standard is what it says in
the manual ;-)
We have a Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL) - the original creator
of the language (Guido Van Rossum) - who is capable of much faster and
more effective decision-making than any committee. We also have a
community which has many good ideas and a (usually) healthy approach
to debating them.
It's a system which can be open to abuse due to strong feelings - it's
far too easy to bite the hand that feeds us (I've done it so I know) -
but it is a very good system in general.
Also, having one definitive implementation usually removes the need to
worry about source-level portability (though people who need to use
multiple Python versions are probably giving me funny looks).
steve at ninereeds dot fsnet dot co dot uk
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