[Python-Dev] PEP 460: allowing %d and %f and mojibake

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Jan 12 23:52:37 CET 2014

Hi Ethan,

On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:28:15 -0800
Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> On 01/12/2014 12:02 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> > Georg Brandl writes:
> >> Antoine writes:
> >>>
> >>> . . . if it weren't for your stupid maximalist opposition. . .
> >>
> >> Can you please stop throwing personal insults around?  You don't have to
> >> resort to that level.
> >
> > Ethan's posts (as an example of one general trend in this thread) are
> > pretty frustrating, you have to admit.
> Two points:
> 1) Are you saying it's okay to be insulting when frustrated?
> I also find this mega-thread frustrating, but I'm trying 
> very hard not to be insulting.

You are right, it is not ok. The wording wasn't constructive or
controlled at all. I'd like to apologize for that.

At the same point, I was expressing a fair amount of frustration. I
think the last discussion rounds have largely failed to produce any
new meaningful insight (to the point that I've stopped reading several
subthreads). IMO the best thing *for now* would be to "agree to
disagree", let things bake in everyone's mind for some time, and
revisit the subject in some weeks.



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