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Re: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]

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Nathan Torkington
July 24, 2000 23:46
Re: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]
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Simon Cozens writes:
> I appreciate fully that when you've got a bunch of people together
> excited and enthusiastic about change, you want to change everything.
> You want to change the world! But maybe it's better to sit back and
> calmly and slowly work out how to fix things, rather than trying to
> change the entire world with 40 people in three excited hours.


Nothing is cast in stone, Simon.  The whole point of this list is to
work out how we're going to do this.  We can evolve an approach, but
I do want us to spend *some* time at the start to avoid the obvious
mistakes (e.g., slavish devotion to the IETF).  I don't want us to
rush off half-cocked, but neither do I see six months of arguments
over process as productive.

A lot of people seem to think there's a cabal with a Grand Plan that
we all will follow.  That's just not the case.  We the community get
to decide how it will happen.  We get to suggest the changes we want.
We get to implement it.  There's no "them" here, just "us" (and
with all the bickering it's sometimes hard to find an "us").


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