Problem with HTTPS request

Steve Holden sholden at
Mon Sep 16 08:12:26 EDT 2002

"Gerhard Häring" <gerhard.haering at> wrote ...
> Steve Holden wrote in comp.lang.python:
> > "Gerhard Häring" <gerhard.haering at> wrote ...
> > [complaints about crappy looking posts because of people using OE]
> > Gerhard:
> >
> > You're showing distinct signs of having too much time on your hands :-)
> Unlikely.
> > Can't you fix your brain instead so it will let you ignore other
> > people's mailer problems?
> Problems don't go away by ignoring them. People are so used to the
> postings in crappy form (I'm only talking about form, not content)
> offloaded by people like you that they need to be alerted to this from
> time to time.
"People like me". Aha, so now I've become a member of an abused minority?

> > an-unreconstructed-OE-user-myself-ly y'rs  - steve
> I wonder why some programmers who insist on proper form of source code
> don't care at all about the email/news messages they send to the
> public, even though they know better.
> And sorry, the Microsoft way of defining crap as standard won't work
> with me.

Well, I don't think we disagree on the importance of presentation and
compliance with standards. I simply think you have to allow some leeway to
people who either a) may not know any better, or b) may not have a choice
about the mailer they use at work, for example.

Basically you're pissing in the wind. Microsoft *like* crap. Especially
*expensive* crap.

but-feel-free-to-continue-ly y'rs  -s teve
Steve Holden                        
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