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

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Jun 13 01:09:46 CEST 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> [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.  ;)
I wonder what the hell's up with Tim. He's been really crabby lately ...

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