[Edu-sig] Stop the insanity -- no more case sensitivity discussion!

Kirby Urner pdx4d@teleport.com
Sun, 06 Feb 2000 09:20:36 -0800

At 08:58 AM 02/06/2000 -0500, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>This is the message I received; forwarded with permission.  To repeat,
>I'm really sorry to see people withdraw from this great forum for this

Guido --

Personally, I think it's immature of Terry to whine to 
you privately, instead of sharing his valuable focus
and perspective with the whole group.  He gave us only
a few days to live up to his standards and then quit 
in a huff.  

I have likewise shared my frustration with the "fantasy 
land" attitute taken by many posters, who just want to 
sit back and dream of language improvements they're not 
going to implement themselves.  But I don't take advantage 
of my frustration to make a big stink.

I note that you yourself were one of those who weighed
in on the case-sensitivity issue (as did I --both of us

>he needs.  If you disagree, do so in silence.  I've learned that

I'm not sending an email to Terry about any of this, but
it may come up again that some lurker is outraged by 
the direction of the threads and doesn't bother to pipe
up.  So I'm going to disagree with Terry's approach out 
loud, not in silence.  

If you want this to be a moderated group, that's fine, but 
in the meantime I don't think you can assume that everyone 
reads your edicts -- about what to talk about or not talk 
about (nor mine either of course).  If we get more posts 
re cs, it might be from newbies just joined, or others who 
didn't track this 'insanity' thread.  They shouldn't get 
jumped on either -- make this a moderated group if you 
plan to exercise strict controls over content.