C#3.0 and lambdas
steven.bethard at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 16:29:15 CEST 2005
Erik Wilsher wrote:
> And I think the discussion that followed proved your point perfectly
> Fredrik. Big discussion over fairly minor things, but no "big
> picture". Where are the initiatives on the "big stuff" (common
> documentation format, improved build system, improved web modules,
> reworking the standard library to mention a few) Hey, even Ruby is
> passing us here.
Reinhold Birkenfeld wrote:
> This is Open Source. If you want an initiative, start one.
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> you know, this "you have opinions? fuck off!" attitude isn't really helping.
While I should know better than replying to </F>, ;) I have to say that
I don't think "you have opinions? fuck off!" was the intent at all. I
don't know many people who'd argue that we don't need:
* more complete and better organized documentation
* a simpler build/install system
But they'll never get done if no one volunteers to work on them.
Recently, I saw a volunteer on python-dev looking to help make the docs
more complete, and he was redirected to the docs SIG to help out. This
is good. I know that there's been a bunch of work on setuptools
that's supposed to be a real improvement on distutils. This is also goood.
But there're only so many man-hours available to work on these projects.
If you see a problem, and you want it fixed, the right thing to do is
to donate some of your time to a project that needs it. This, I
believe, is the essence of Reinhold Birkenfeld's comment.
More information about the Python-list