[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 279 revisited

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 11:35:51 -0400

>>>>> "AB" == Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au> writes:

    AB> Great. So Barry does what Mailman tells him to do, and Barry
    AB> modifies and improves Mailman. I predict a self-aware Mailman
    AB> that kills us all within 2 years.

You're thinking of the older Postman protocol (specifically GPP - the
Go Postal Protocol), which was indeed prone to fits of violence.  The
newer MHHJJP (Mailman Happy Happy Joy Joy Protocol) wouldn't kill
anybody or anything.  It might turn you all into 'bots, but as the Tim
and /F bots have shown, that may not be such a bad thing.