Zed Shaw’s recent Python Neglect article raises a few points that are unquestionably valid:
mx.DateTime suck big time, and it sounds like the email tools have some serious problems. But I would like to hear better explanations from him about:
- What the
datetimemodule (introduced to replace
mx.DateTimeand fix shortcomings with the
timemodule) is missing? It’s always handled everything I’ve thrown at it.
- What is wrong with
optparse? Usage? Functionality? Implementation?
I also just plain don’t understand his complaint about
remove. I think
del mystuff do exactly the same thing, so what’s the problem? That
His promise to provide patches will be an interesting test of the Python community’s ability to judge patches on their objective merit, not by their contributor, since Shaw seems to have a tendency to ruffle feathers1.
And a “WSGI for templating,” and efficient state machines with generators? Sounds exciting.
- This is the pot calling the kettle black here. [↩]