Does Python really follow its philosophy of "Readability counts"?

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Wed Jan 21 13:01:34 CET 2009

Russ P. a écrit :
> Since when is no one is allowed to suggest a potential improvement to
> a product unless they are willing to implement it themselves? Imagine
> what the world would be like if such a rule applied to all products.

There are two points here. The first one is whether what you suggest is 
seen as "a potential improvement", by the language's designers and by 
the majority of the language's users. The answer here is obviously "no". 
The second point is about your vision of Python as "a product". It is 
not - at least, not in the sense of a "commercial product". It's a FOSS 
project, and this effectively means that if you really want to get 
something done, specially when almost no one seems interested, you *do* 
have to DoItYourself(tm). But I *really* doubt it'll make it Python anyway.

IOW : if you want access restrictions in Python, fork the project and do 
what you want with your fork (as long as you respect the Python licence 
of course).

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