How many followers of comp.lang.python

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Tue Jan 27 17:26:20 CET 2009

rantingrick a écrit :
> Seems like the only thing people are interested in is bickering and
> name calling. I noticed the post "Does Python really follow..." has
> over 400 post mainly from the same 10 people.

There are occasionally such kind of threads, indeed. And, as Mike 
mentionned, the usual FAQs (some of them twice or more each week, year 
after year). And sometimes more interesting questions - but that does 
not necessarily makes long thread, so they perhaps are too low for your 

> Maybe this is why Guido
> no longer wishes to be a part of this group.

I've been lurking here for years (about early 2000 IIRC), and don't 
remember a single post from the BDFL here. But:

> Where is the sense of
> community here?

If you set the occasional trolls aside, this group is usually 
newbie-friendly and helpful one. You'll find quite a few posts by 
long-time, experienced and talented Python programmers (and core 
developpers).  As far as I'm concerned, I learned (and I'm still 
learning) quite a lot here.

Please visit comp.databases or comp.lang.javascript for really 
unfriendly and unhelpful places where few happens except "bickering and 

> Anybody care to correct me, because i would love to be wrong about
> this, but i fear i am 100% correct.

Well, why don't you just try and post a couple practical questions here?

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