Boo who? (was Re: newbie question)

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at
Tue Dec 21 18:01:04 CET 2004

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 18:53:01 -0600, Doug Holton <insert at> wrote:
> Let me say it again then, although I do not know why it threatens people
> so much: the syntax of boo is indeed virtually identical to python's.
> That is what I said and what is clear from the website.


Boo seems to be interesting, and that's despite your insistence. If it
is "virtually identical" or not is largely besides the point. Of
course, you have to right the say it, as your personal opinion,
whenever you wish.

> I already stated that I will not mention boo again, to comply with
> Fredrik's wishes and yours.  I will refer to CPython, and CPython only.
>  But I will not be intimidated by the likes of Fredrik Lundh.  Trollers
> will be held accountable.  If it continues at this pace, then I suggest
> a weekly troll alert, to educate and prepare the so-called newbies for
> the behavior that occurs on this list.

At this point you crossed the line, and it was not even a fine one. It
is largely off the mark. First, because having "trollers" (sic) to be
accountable is not possible - unfortunately. But also, because nobody
is intimidating you. More than once people have tried to call you to
reason, and you keep bashing people here quite gratuitously.

Doug: If anyone is fearing debate here, is you. Disagreement is
natural. Be prepared for it, specially if you want to spend time
evangelizing people on how great Boo is.

And, as Aahz has pointed out before, please don't be afraid of spam
and insert a real email address so we can at least direct our
responses to you.

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
mail: carribeiro at
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