Python docs disappointing - group effort to hire writers?

alex23 wuwei23 at
Tue Aug 4 08:21:20 CEST 2009

On Aug 4, 3:55 pm, David Lyon <david.l... at> wrote:
> It isn't totally about the writers...
> Peoples egos are also at stake - it seems.

Citation please.

> If "Fred X wrote Doc Y".. they don't want their name taken off.. So
> they generally speaking don't want the docs changed.


> If you talk too much about docs.. you can be told you're OT..
> even in a thread about docs...

And again.

All I've _ever_ seen (on this group at least) is the much repeated
phrase "All patches to the docs are welcomed". If you'd like to cast
aspersions on the characters of those doing the work over actually
contributing yourself, you're certainly free to do so, just don't
expect your claims to be taken seriously.

Other people's refusal to do the work that _you_ consider to be
necessary isn't "ego".

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