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Formal Question to Steering Council (re recent PEP8 changes)


On 2020-07-03, Rhodri James <rhodri at kynesim.co.uk> wrote:
> On 02/07/2020 23:46, Random832 wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, at 18:29, Michael Torrie wrote:
>>> Come again?  I can see no other link in the verbage with the
>>> "relics of white supremacy" that she referred to.  If there are
>>> other links, they should be included in the commit message.  I
>>> agree with Rhodri that an explanation would be interesting.  Far be
>>> it from me to demand one.  So whatever.
>> 
>> It's possible that this wasn't explained clearly enough in the commit
>> message itself (though I would argue it was definitely adequately
>> explained in the ensuing on-list discussion, and wonder how much of
>> that discussion you've actually read), but the point is that the
>> *whole idea* of "standard English" is tied to white supremacy, not
>> any particular standard whether via its authors or otherwise.
>
> As I said in my preamble, it doesn't matter whether you believe that is 
> true or think it's utter bollocks.  I asked the question to get the 
> Steering Council's opinion, not anyone else's.

You don't get to decide whose opinions are offered.