[Python-Dev] External Package Maintenance (was Re: Please stop changing wsgiref on the trunk)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Jun 12 22:44:21 CEST 2006

[posting back to python-dev in case others also perceived my original 
message as impolite]

At 01:25 PM 6/12/2006 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>Oh, and the tone of your email was *not* polite. Messages starting
>with "I wasted an hour of my time" are not polite pretty much by

Actually, I started out with "please" -- twice, after having previously 
asked please in advance.  I've also seen lots of messages on Python-Dev 
where Tim Peters wrote about having wasted time due to other folks not 
following established procedures, and I tried to emulate his tone.  I guess 
I didn't do a very good job, but not everybody is as funny as Tim is.  :)

Usually he manages to make it seem as though he would really be happy to 
give up his nights and weekends but that sadly, he just doesn't have any 
more time right at this particular moment.  A sort of "it's not you, it's 
me" thing.  I guess I just left out that particular bit of 
sleight-of-mouth.  :)

Anyway, will anyone who was offended by the original message please pretend 
that it was delightfully witty and written by Tim instead?  Thanks.  ;)

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