Comments on Python Redesign

John J. Lee jjl at
Mon Sep 8 00:45:38 CEST 2003

Peter Hansen <peter at> writes:

> Tim Parkin wrote:
> > 
> > As a side note, I haven't been to any school of 'control the user
> > experience'. Furthermore I think making comments such as accusing me of
> > having a 'childish ego' and being 'arrogant' are IMO extremely
> > disrespectful and I would appreciate an apology. I am quite hurt and 
> > dissapointed to see such coments on what I had considered a respectable 
> > forum for discussion although I'm sure they are not representative.
> On behalf of those with the nasty fingers today, I apologize.  Tim,
> they must have missed the relatively clear warnings that these
> are *mockups*, and posted for discussion purposes.  I agree also
> that harsh public criticism without constructive comments is 
> wholly unwarranted, and out of order around here, not to mention
> (thankfully) rather atypical.

Me too.  Haven't followed the discussion closely or looked at the
mockup, but some of the responses looked way over the top.

I hope this doesn't stop you continuing with your efforts, Tim.  Some
people here do appreciate the work you're putting in.


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