Greetings list, I am not some wizard Py programmer, but a learner and the threads are a shame to the Python community. When i subscribed i really expected the list to be technical but i guess i read wrong. Do they build the Python community, making folks more encouraged to contribute to CPython?
The community point is a factor which allowed us to stand out across tech stack groups in our own country but if upstream the situation is unfavourable i fear it will make Python lose one of it's greatest allies. Kind Regards, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer https://www.github.com/Abdur-RahmaanJ Mauritius sent from gmail client on Android, that's why the signature is so ugly. On Mon, 6 Jul 2020, 09:46 Christian Heimes, <christ...@python.org> wrote: > Y'all, > > trigger warning: strong opinion > > The Urban Dictionary defines the term "tire fire": > > A horrifying mess, either literally or figuratively > foul-smelling, that seems to last forever. > > The term describes my current view of python-dev perfectly. It has > always been a problematic and mentally draining place for, sometimes > even toxic. But the recent PEP-8 discussion trumps every past incident > (reference to US politics intended). > > > To every person still replying on the PEP-8 thread: > > You are making us sick and should be ashamed of yourself! > > And I don't mean 'sick' in the figurative sense. You are literally > hurting people who are spending their free and personal time to develop > open source software for you. I know of at least three cases among > Python core developers with symptoms like sleep disorder, tremor, > anxiety, and panic attacks. One core dev wrote publicly that they were > forced to take psychotropic medicine to counter a panic attack after > they have read just a few messages. > > > At one point I have even considered to retire from Python core > development completely. I'm profoundly disgusted and appalled by the > racist attitudes and self-importance of some people as well as an > unrelated incident on BPO last week. The two reasons I'm not leaving are > several core developers that I'm happy to call friends and Python > communities beyond predominantly male and Western participants on the > PEP-8 thread. Communities like PyLadies, PyCon Africa, PyLATAM, and > PyCon APAC make me proud and happy to be a member of the Python > community. I have met fantastic people at Python and OSS events in the > Caribbean, India, and East Europe. I don't want to abandon people I > cherish and grew fond of. > > > At least one other core developer has abandoned python-dev last week. > Others have stopped participating and posting on python-dev years ago. I > will follow their example now. > > Goodbye > Christian > _______________________________________________ > Python-Dev mailing list -- email@example.com > To unsubscribe send an email to python-dev-le...@python.org > https://mail.python.org/mailman3/lists/python-dev.python.org/ > Message archived at > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/LR3RWME7NYAVAWGD2ZD5NPZAGL7VVI7K/ > Code of Conduct: http://python.org/psf/codeofconduct/ >
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