carpe linguam

David Oppenheimer davidopp at
Thu Aug 26 11:46:15 EDT 1999

Perhaps tchrist should start a group called "comp.lang.flames" ?  Anyone who
posted would be vehemently disagreed with regardless of the logic of their
posting and then they could expect a couple of e-mail bombs following any

David O.

Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> Martijn Faassen <m.faassen at> wrote:
> > Oh, I don't think he's that bad. He *does* flame back when he feels people
> > are flaming him, and sometimes his finger is a bit too near the flame
> > trigger, but he's nice and reasonable to the people who are nice and
> > reasonable to him.
> >
> > So let's try to be nice and reasonable to him?
> you mean like saying "you're right, python is completely un-
> documented" and "python 1.4 is still the current version" and
> "you're right, the assignment statement knows how to copy
> some data types but not all", etc?  that's fine with me.  the
> customer is always right, you know ;-)
> on the other hand, I'm not sure that would have helped.
> judging from most threads that tchrist appears in (be it
> on comp.lang.perl.misc, gnu.misc.discuss, or this group),
> things often turn into a great flame fest when he's in-
> volved, by some mysterious reason.
> maybe we should add a note to the newsgroup FAQ?
> </F>

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