Proper place for everything
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Nov 4 06:19:19 CET 2012
In article <509441cb$0$29967$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>On Fri, 02 Nov 2012 04:20:20 -0700, Jason Benjamin wrote:
>> Anybody know of the appropriate place to troll and flame about various
>> Python related issues? I'm kind of mad about some Python stuff and I
>> need a place to vent where people may or may not listen, but at at least
>> respond. Thought this would be a strange question, but I might as well
>> start somewhere.
>Thank you for your honesty, but trolling is not welcome.
>However if you have actual issues about Python, either pro or con, and
>hope to have a serious, respectful dialog where both parties listen to
>each other, feel free to raise them here. Keep in mind three things:
>- We've probably heard all your arguments a thousand times before. It's
> unlikely that you are either the first or the last person to notice
> that (e.g.) Python has significant indentation. So expect a certain
> amount of brusqueness.
>- If your argument boils down to "Python isn't <insert language here>"
> we will not be sympathetic, and will probably sneer or laugh at you
> privately. And possibly publicly too.
>- If you hope to convince the Python community to change <feature X>,
> we are constrained by backwards-compatibility issues, policies, and
> design decisions. Frequently there are (mis-)features that we simply
> have to live with, for good or ill.
You forgot the fourth point.
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