[Python-Dev] os.path.normcase() in site.py

Barry A. Warsaw barry@digicool.com
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:38:20 -0400

>>>>> "TW" == Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net> writes:

    TW> Okay... how about someone takes Guido out for dinner and feeds
    TW> him way too many bottles of wine and ferrets to show him such
    TW> things do not necessarily lead to blood feuds ? Maybe take
    TW> along some psychotropic drugs and a halfway decent hypnotist
    TW> for safety's measure.

Don't forget the dentist, proctologist, and a trepanist.  Actually, if
you can find a holeologist it would be much more efficient (my cousin
Neil, a.k.a. Dr. Finger, a.k.a. Dr Watumpka would be ideal, but he's
studying in Dortmund these days).
    TW> Meanwhile Barry subscribes Just to python-dev

I'd be glad to, and I won't even divulge the fact that python-dev is
only ostensibly a closed, insular mailing list these days.
    TW> and you or someone else with the pickpocket skills to get at
    TW> the keys for the time machine

No pickpocketing skill necessary.  Guido leaves the keys in a small
safebox magnetically adhered underneath the running boards.  Just be
sure to ground yourself first (learned the hard way)!
    TW> (come on, fess up, you all practiced) make sure Guido can't
    TW> get at it, lest he try and make up with Just in the past in
    TW> his 'suggestable' state... Better change the Mailman admin
    TW> password too, just to be on the safe side.

I've tried that many times, but I suspect Guido has a Pybot
thermetically linked to the time machine which "instantly" recedes
several seconds into the past each time I change it, only to change it

    TW> Or if that has no chance of a prayer in hell of working, I can
    TW> give Just a secret xs4all.nl address (since he has an XS4ALL
    TW> account nowadays, that shouldn't be a problem) and we just
    TW> never tell Guido that py-dev@xs4all.nl is really Just ;)

You realize it's way too "late" for that, don't you?  The time machine
works just as well in the forward direction as in the past direction,
and long before he left the comfy environs of Amsterdam to brave it
out in the harsh, unforgiving wilderness of Washington, he mapped out
every moment of young Wouters' life.  Why do you think I've worn
aluminum foil underwear for the past 30 years?  Trust me, it's not for
the feeling of freshness and confidence it provides (okay, only

    >> It's very sad, really -- but also wonderfully Dutch.

    TW> No, it would only be wondefully dutch if either brother was
    TW> German or Belgian in some way, or of royal blood and married
    TW> to the wrong type of christian sect (Protestant or Catholic --
    TW> I keep forgetting which is which.)

It would also be wonderfully American, but only if Just had trivially
wronged Guido years ago by eating one of his nabisco cookies or some