Still Loving Python

Mike Meyer mwm at
Wed Dec 14 10:10:29 EST 2005

Peter Decker <pydecker at> writes:
> On 12/13/05, Mike Meyer <mwm at> wrote:
>> > Why this need to have everyone do things the way you do?
>> Whatever makes you think I have this need? I said I hated them. I'm
>> pretty sure I didn't say everyone should have to use them.
> Sorry, but there is a world of difference between saying "I prefer X
> over Y" and "Yes, Y is evil". And unless English is a second language
> for you, it's insulting to imply a difference between calling
> something evil and agreeing with someone who did, even if you added a
> smiley.

I don't agree. I do apologize, though - no insult as intended.

> This is a 'discussion' list. Nothing kills discussion faster than
> zealots who call those who disagree with them evil or idiots or
> clueless n00bs.

There's also a world of difference between saying "X is evil" and
saying "users of X are evil."  Unless English is a second language for
you, going from a statement about X to a statement about is users of X
is insulting.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
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