[Python-Dev] Issues with Py3.1's new ipaddr

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Wed Jun 3 19:39:26 CEST 2009

> Whoa. Are you all suddenly trying to turn Python into a democracy? 

Arthur: I am your king! 
Woman: Well I didn't vote for you! 
Arthur: You don't vote for kings. 
Woman: Well how'd you become king then? 
[Angelic music plays...] 
Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering silmite 
held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine 
providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your 
Dennis interrupting: Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' 
swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power 
derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic 
Dennis: Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 
because some watery tart threw a sword at you! 
Dennis: Oh but if I went 'round sayin' I was Emperor, just because some 
moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away! 
Dennis: Help! Help! I'm being oppressed! Violence inherent in the system! 
Violence inherent in the system! 

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