[Python-Dev] Top-posting on this list

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Oct 11 02:02:56 CEST 2009

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> In the
> modern environment bandwidth is not really a consideration,

That's no reason to squander it, though. Quoting the entire
message every time makes the size of the thread grow as
O(n**2), and makes things harder to read as well. That's
just senseless.

The only possible benefit is to allow latecomers to catch
up on the thread without having to consult any archives.
But I've never seen any complaints that people who *do*
quote responsibly are making this hard, so I can only
conclude that it's not a significant problem.


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