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Re: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]

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Russ Allbery
July 24, 2000 17:58
Re: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]
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Chip Salzenberg <> writes:
> According to Russ Allbery:

>> I live and breath by technical osmosis; it's how I pick up almost
>> everything I'm interested in.

> Me, too.  But we can't afford the social impact of a group growing
> beyond the point where peer pressure is effective.  Do you know of any
> way to reconcile these two needs?

I'm honestly not seeing much evidence that this has happened, but maybe
I'm less sensitive to it or not looking in the right places.  I haven't
seen many problems that strike me as problems of size; most of the
problems that I've seen have been problems of personality clash, and those
are always going to be with us regardless of the size of the development
group.  We've had them on inn-workers in the past, and that's a *much*
smaller set of core people.

The point about the pumpking having to read everything is well-taken,
though.  That strikes me, at least in part, as more of a problem of lack
of delegation than a problem of scale of the mailing list.  If you had two
or three people who volunteered to read through p5p and collect things
that needed pumpking attention, wouldn't that solve that problem?

Russ Allbery (             <>

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