On 4/12/2021 6:34 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
Had the sentences ended at "confusing" or said something like "I don't think it's as optimal as it could be" or "I think it could be better" are all fine. But saying that the current approach is "arousing or deserving ridicule : extremely silly or unreasonable : absurd, preposterous" as defined by Merriam-Webster is not necessary to make the point; it could have been phrased in such a way as to be a bit more respectful to those who have put in the time and effort to get things to where they are.
My plea is very simple: that everyone would be a bit more gracious.  Email by its very nature does not convey meaning as well as in-person conversation.  As Hugh just remarked, the meaning you took from his comments was not the meaning he intended to convey.  These misunderstandings seem to be happening more and more frequently.  I read this list to understand the direction that Python will take in the future, but I have thought numerous times of unsubscribing due to all the curt "you said it wrong" responses like the one that triggered my first email.

Any way, in the interest of not starting a flame war, I will have nothing more to say.