Mild bug: pipermail/python-dev

Steve Holden sholden at
Fri Dec 21 12:12:12 EST 2001

"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at> wrote in message
news:wlJU7.322334$5A3.123903839 at
> This page
> has a link to an archive for a message mis-dated (one hopes) February
> 2005!
> Seems like mild bug somewhere but I have no idea where or where to
> report.
Not at all. You will notice that the posting come from the effbot and
concerns ParadoxErrors, a feature that will not be introduced into the
language for another couple of years. So the software is simply indexing
mail correctly, albeit somewhat in advance. /F was attempting to ensure that
future functionality wasn't compromised by early access via this newsgroup.

[This is what happens when people (and bots) borrow the time machine when
Guido isn't looking. Can someone in python-dev please reprogram the effbot
to raise a TorturedTachyon exception next time it tries this? This would be
caught by the MoveForward() method of the time machine and handled
appropriately, and hopefully rather painfully for the offender.]

Since you have now brought this whole messy situation to the attention of
all readers, you should clearly be prepared to explain your behavior.
In your shoes I'd be expecting a visit from the PS

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