Python list code of conduct

Roy Smith roy at
Wed Jul 3 01:46:13 CEST 2013

In article <mailman.4125.1372798337.3114.python-list at>,
 Ned Deily <nad at> wrote:

> If you find a bug in Python, don't send it to comp.lang.python; file 
> a bug report in the issue tracker.

I'm not sure I agree with that one, at least not fully.  It's certainly 
true that you shouldn't expect anybody to do anything about a bug unless 
you open an issue.

On the other hand, I often find it useful to discuss things that I 
believe are bugs on c.l.p first.  Sometimes people will explain to me 
that I'm just doing it wrong.  Sometimes the discussion will end up 
with, "Yeah, that's a bug".  In either case, it serves as a good initial 
filter for whether I should file a bug or not, and the discussion is 
often educational.

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