Confused about pep 318

Edward K. Ream edreamleo at
Thu Aug 5 20:36:23 CEST 2004

> Sorry, but if discussions on python-dev are not considered "public", what

The reason that discussions on py-dev were not valid a public discussion of
'@' is that there was no public announcement that pep 318 pertained to '@'.
It's that simple.

It's sorta like holding a public meeting supposedly to discuss sewers and
voting to give all the county commissioners 100% raises instead :-)  The
public wasn't informed of the true nature of the meeting, so the open
meeting law was violated.

To repeat: given that pep 318 is grossly misleading, I contend that no
proper discussion of it has ever taken place.  Sorry, but if you actively
mislead the public, then the public _does_ have a right to complain.  The
web is a huge place.  Expecting people to track it without proper notice of
what is being discussed is patently unfair.

Edward K. Ream   email:  edreamleo at
Leo: Literate Editor with Outlines

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