Does the Python community really follow the philospy of "Community Matters?"

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Jan 30 18:13:53 CET 2009


Stephen Hansen wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:38 AM, r <rt8396 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:rt8396 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     On Jan 30, 2:26 am, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net
>     <mailto:sjmac... at lexicon.net>> wrote:
>     [snip]
>      > This doesn't appear to match the description. Perhaps the PSU has
>      > subverted my comp)(*&^%$#@!
>      > NO CARRIER
> 
>     Oops -- Good catch John,
>     Even perfect people like myself make mistakes :). Here is the
>     aforementioned thread where a Python user was chastised for daring to
>     say Python has a clearer syntax than Perl thereby easing
>     maintainability: OH NO! *big hand wave*
>     http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b1214df115ac01ce/c7cfe1fa9634cc2a?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=perl+bashing#c7cfe1fa9634cc2a
>     <http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b1214df115ac01ce/c7cfe1fa9634cc2a?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=perl+bashing#c7cfe1fa9634cc2a>
> 
>     These Perl mongers have no business doing their mongling here, go to
>     c.l.Perl!
> 
> 
> He was not chastised, nor threatened as you previously said; he was 
> welcomed to Python in all of its awesomeness, and given a pointer about 
> community etiquette.
> 
[snip]
> I have tons of positive things to say about Python: lots of people in 
> The Community do. And we've all worked with other languages and have 
> reasons why we don't like those tools, and people are fine to share 
> those reasons. But that's a different thing then flinging bile and 
> ranting about how horrible Language-X is or how Perfect-For-All-Things 
> Python is.
> 
[snip]
It's probably unpythonic to bash other languages. Python is so good that 
there's no need. :-)



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