On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 07:14:03PM -0800, Brett Cannon wrote:
On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 at 13:29, Steven D'Aprano firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 10:43:04AM -0800, Gregory P. Smith wrote:
PyPI makes getting more algorithms easy.
Can we please stop over-generalising like this? PyPI makes getting more algorithms easy for *SOME* people. (Sorry for shouting, but you just pressed one of my buttons.)
Is shouting necessary to begin with, though?
My apology was a polite fiction, a left over from the old Victorian British "stiff upper lip" attitude that showing emotion in public is Not The Done Thing. I should stop making those faux apologies, it is a bad habit.
We aren't robots, we're human beings and we shouldn't apologise for showing our emotions. Nothing important ever got done without people having, and showing, strong emotions either for or against it.
Of course I'm not genuinely sorry for showing my strength of feeling over this issue. Its just a figure of speech: all-caps is used to give emphasis in a plain text medium, it is not literal shouting.
In any case, I retract the faux apology, it was a silly thing for me to say that undermines my own message as well as reinforcing the pernicious message that expressing the strength of emotional feeling about an issue is a bad thing that needs to be surpressed.