What is on-topic for the python list [was "Re: BASIC vs Python"]
hans at zephyrfalcon.org
Tue Dec 21 23:54:17 CET 2004
Doug Holton wrote:
> Hans Nowak wrote:
>>> "this is comp.lang.python, not comp.lang.boo."
>> Which is obviously not the same as "Boo should not be mentioned on
>> this newsgroup".
> I used the exact same phrase in another note except using the term
> "logo" instead of "boo", and that is the exact interpretation I
> immediately received from others - they felt I was censuring the
> discussion here, as I felt you were.
Maybe they felt that way because, in your case, it was followed by the
innocent little sentence "Please refrain from discussing topics not
related to CPython."?
> > The discussion with Logo and other languages in it was off-topic too,
> > but it wasn't offensive to anyone.
> I'm not going to dignify that or the rest of your note with a response.
No, by all means, let's ignore any pieces of a post that might lead to
Well, it's been fun, but I really don't have time for this. If we
cannot end this thread with some kind of mutual understanding, then I
will end it unilaterally. You have the dubious honor of being the first
person in my killfile since 1997.
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