Python evolution: Unease

alex23 wuwei23 at
Wed Jan 5 17:38:57 EST 2005

John Roth wrote:
> I've been reading this thread and quietly congratulating myself
> on staying out of it, but this statement takes the cake.

Honestly, I feel the same way about statements of your's like this:

> The bottom line is that I'm not going to be writing any
> extensive pieces of Python documentation. My time
> is better spent elsewhere.

The question is: *whose* time do you consider better spent on writing
Python documentation *for you*?

That is what I'm so incredulous about, the tone of demand in the
original post (and also very visible in your quoted remark above) that
insists this is *someone else's* responsibility.

Again: if you want the documentation that badly, then you want to do
what said documentation would illustrate. If you *really* want to do
that, then you'll take the time to find out how it's done *anyway*,
document it up as you go, no matter how briefly, and make a *start* on
filling in what *you* perceive as being a void in the current

But to point out how laborious a process it is and how your time is too
valuable to undertake it's difficult to parse that any
other way than "I want other people to do all the hard work for me".

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