I just got in!

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sat Nov 10 04:01:04 CET 2001

Joal Heagney wrote:
> Martijn Faassen wrote:
> > I am not sure where the generally nice atmosphere comes from.
> > I think the audience is just fairly mature. It may have settled the
> > atmosphere early on. Small languages generally attract a more mature
> > audience, where the average newcomer has a fair number of languages
> > under their belt already, with more knowledge of language theory but
> > also language pragmatism. Python is clean and pragmatic enough at
> > the same time to be useful for such people. It's where
> > theory and pragmatism meets peacefully. Perhaps that's why the
> > newsgroup is relatively peaceful as well.
> *chuckles* Or maybe it's just that behaviour is contagious. Shout at
> others, eventually they'll leave or shout back. Be polite and kind, and
> point out that kindness is expected ...
> *grins* Of course I HAVE to believe this explanation. Despite being
> "officially grown up" at 24, I really can't think of myself as "mature"
> by any stretch of the imagination!!!

Don't worry... adding 10 years doesn't make any difference. :-)

Peter Hansen, P.Eng.
peter at engcorp.com

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