[Python-Dev] Top-posting on this list

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Oct 11 06:26:41 CEST 2009

Greg Ewing writes:

 > 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),

Agreed, but let's not exaggerate.  Threads are finite, so big O is not
really relevant.  Spam OTOH is boundless, and that's where the
bandwidth is going.

 > and makes things harder to read as well.

Indeed, and that's why I thanked Michael.  Trimming can be a PITA if
you're using a crummy MUA, and for reasons I have no intention of even
trying to remember, let alone understand, a lot of people are very
attached to their crummmy MUAs.  But adding a few words to at least
make it a little readable (whether apologetic or factual) would make
me a lot happier ... given that they're going to top post anyway.

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