Need Python Pro for Help!! Plzz

Magnus Lycka lycka at carmen.se
Tue Nov 1 13:18:49 CET 2005


Alex Hunsley wrote:
> My apologies to the OP for assuming he was wanting to have a private one 
> on one email discussion. 

There are certainly times when it's appropriate to request private
assistance, and I personally think it's ok to make such a request
available in this forum, but maybe I'm not representative for the
community. It didn't look like a serious RFQ though. ;^)

> Setting up a community is a more commendable thign to do.

On the other hand, joining one that already exists and seems to cover
the same subject is probably more practical. I guess the tutor mailing
list has a non-obvious name, but it seems to be just what the doctor
ordered in this case. I think additional fora like this google group do
more harm than good. It's one thing if it covers a need that isn't well
covered elsewhere, for instance Python discussion in some other language
than English (Essemessese?) or some particular aspect of Python
programming, but last time I looked, tutor was an excellent newbie
resource.

As on comp.lang.python, the python-tutor sub-culture seems to favour
spelled-out words in English in contrast to e.g. SMS style though. I
guess the general idea is to make it as easy as possible for those who
are to read and answer the questions. They do enough unpaid work anyway.



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