[Python-Dev] Goodbye

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Sep 23 02:31:18 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yikes - Mark has done terrific work in some very demanding areas, &
> I'd hate to see him feel unwelcome.  So that's my advice:  find a way
> to smooth this over.  You're welcome ;-)
> [Guido]
>>> ...
>>> I understand the desire to keep dirty laundry in. I would like to keep
>>> it in too. Unfortunately the offending person in this case chose not
>>> to; I will not speculate about his motivation. This is not unusual; I
>>> can recall several incidents over the past few years (all completely
>>> different in every detail of course) where someone blew up publicly
>>> and there wasn't much of a chance to keep the incident under wraps. I
>>> see it as the risk of doing business in public -- which to me still
>>> beats the risk of doing business in back rooms many times over.
> [Mark Lawrence]
>> If you're referring to me I'm extremely offended.  Yes or no?
> Have to confess I can't see what's offensive in what Guido wrote
> there.  If you're inclined to feel offended, how about going back to
> Guido's:
>    Which to me sounds defiant and passive-aggressive. I don't
>    want to go into analyzing, but I expect that Mark has issues
>    that are beyond what this community can deal with.
> Even I felt a bit offended by that one ;-)

That was not one of my finer moments, and I apologize.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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