[Catalog-sig] Package comments

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Nov 6 17:11:09 CET 2009

At 11:58 AM 11/6/2009 +0100, Laura Creighton wrote:
>People in comp.lang.python who want to write glowing
>recommendations of why you should use X instead of Y have to
>substantiate why they prefer X to Y, which makes for more informative
>reading.  I think that a rating system will encourage the sort of
>uncivil behaviour I have seen other places, places where there is too
>much competition, unfair contests, not enough acceptance of multiple
>ways to approach a given problem, and where people expect to be
>spoon-fed simpler answers than their problem admits.
>By having a rating system, we are saying that a rating system is
>useful.  And I think it is at best useless, and more often very harmful.


(Oops, that's a rating, isn't it?  ;-)  How's this: I like what you 
said because you said what I've been wanting to say, better than I've 
managed to myself.)

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