[Python-Dev] Someone should be shot

Tim Peters tim.one@home.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2001 15:01:52 -0500

> ...
> Understand one thing: anybody who naively replies to the whole
> list will send those replies to python-checkins, not python-dev.

IIRC, that's why the redirect to python-dev was added to begin with:  of
course people will reply to python-checkins, and then the next guy x-posts
to python-dev too, and the next three in turn variously remove one or the
other groups, or keep both or add c.l.py too.  In the end, no single archive
contains a coherent record on its own, and the random mix of "[Python-Dev]"
and "[Python-checkins]" Subject tags even make it impossible to sort by
(true) subject easily in your own mail client.

> Still want it?

Don't care <wink -- but simple tech approaches to human carelessness (the
true problem here!) don't work no matter which way you flip the switch>.