[Python-Dev] [OT] Re: Top-posting on this list

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Oct 11 12:01:36 CEST 2009

On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 03:26:41 pm Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> 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. 

Perhaps I've never used a sufficiently crummy MUA, but I don't get this. 
Particularly for GUI apps on a PC, trimming just means: select text, 
press delete, repeat until done. How hard can it be? Surely even the 
crummiest MUA lets you delete text? This might be hard on a PDA or 
mobile phone, but on a PC with a keyboard and mouse?

(I have a vague recollection that Lotus Notes inserts the quoted message 
*after* you've done editing your reply, so Notes users should be 
forgiven. Not to mention pitied.)

Steven D'Aprano

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