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Formal Question to Steering Council (re recent PEP8 changes)


On 7/2/2020 6:46 PM, Random832 wrote:
  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.

France has the French Academy to protect the purity of the French 
languages and reject foreign words.  Spain similarly has a Royal Academy 
to regulate what is Castilian (Spanish Spanish).  In ancient Bharata 
(India), about 2000 years ago, a 'cabal' of grammatcians, exemplified by 
Panini, defined Sanskrit.  English is much more fluid and much more open 
to including foreign words and influences, including from 'non-white' 
peoples.


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Terry Jan Reedy