Call for signatories for J2

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Fri Aug 27 15:16:04 CEST 2004


On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 14:42:34 +1000, 
	Anthony Baxter <anthonybaxter at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know what additional discussion on python-dev would have
> accomplished. Almost no-one spoke up about the @syntax when I posted
> the first note.

A similar thing happened with the various cataloging efforts.  A number of
individuals wrote prototypes and asked for comments from the community,
never getting any.  Finally Richard Jones wrote PyPI, put it on python.org, 
and contributed the 'register' Distutils subcommand to the standard library;
there was little outside input on all of this. 

Of course, the difference is that PyPI hasn't been controversial.  But I
think it does demonstrate that Python development is steered mostly by
individuals, not by the vague wishes of the community.

--amk



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