'-m' option (was RE: [Python-Dev] ConfigParser patches)

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 18:30:31 CEST 2004

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 08:05:01 -0700, Guido van Rossum
<gvanrossum at gmail.com> wrote:
> PS a big honking -1000 on Carlos Ribeiro's suggestion of doing this
> automatically if the filename path isn't found. Too many chances for
> accidentally invoking the wrong thing -- including mysyerious silences
> when the named module happens to exist but doesn't do anything when
> run as a script (i.e. the majority of modules). (As an aside, I wonder
> why every single of Carlos' interactions starts of with an idea that
> is completely misguided and then ends with him vehemently defending it
> against all opposition. Sounds like a recipe for flame wars to me.)

Sorry. Really. I may have expressed myself VERY badly on this topic.
Please, let me defend myself as I don't like to leave this impression
as I'm just starting here:

-- The original idea was not mine -- I was just commenting because it
seemed good to me, as I'm limited to a DOS box most of the time, and
searching modules by hand tend to become an issue in this enviroment;

-- I really meant to say this (regarding YACLO): I *don't* think that
adding command line options for everything is a good idea for any
software. Also, I think that single line options are confusing, and
longer option names are better/more readable. It seems that the
message was read with the opposite meaning.

-- As far as the rest of the comments are concerned, I apologize if I
tend to sound so 'flamish'. Actually, I have a tendency to think aloud
sometimes, and to explore different ideas. Sometimes it makes for
amusing comments, sometimes it's weird, and sometimes it just sounds
dumb. Sometimes I get it right. But overall it's not the right thing
to do, specially as I'm yet to make some useful contribution.

In the end, I think I should learn to keep my mouth/fingers shut.
Lesson taken, and really, really, sorry.

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
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mail: carribeiro at gmail.com
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