On fighting fire with fire...

Rocco Moretti roccomoretti at hotpop.com
Thu Jul 28 22:23:46 CEST 2005

Asad Habib wrote:
> I agree with Mustafa. After all, we are a bunch of professionals and not
> vagabonds hired to take pot shots at one another.

Except that we're not all professionals. There are a large number of 
hobbyists who use Python and this list.

At any rate, my suggestion was not to forswear gentle corrections toward 
better list behavior, (emphasis on gentle) but to address the case where 
one would be tempted to "fight fire with fire", and answer a potshot 
with another potshot. Professionals (and even decent hobbyists) don't 
escalate flame wars, even unintentionally.

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