Yes, this is a python question, and a serious one at that (moving to Win XP)

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Oct 20 17:41:50 CEST 2005


Rocco Moretti wrote:
> James Stroud wrote:
> 
> 
>>I propose that any time anyone suggests switching to Windows, the reasons for 
>>such should be explicitly described, and not left to interpretation.
> 
> 
> I propose that any time anyone suggests switching to Linux ...
> I propose that any time anyone suggests switching to Mac ...
> I propose that any time anyone suggests switching to Ruby ...
> I propose that any time anyone suggests switching to Firefox ...
> I propose that any time anyone suggests switching to Waxed Dental Floss ...
> 
> People should not feel *required* to justify their decisions to c.l.py, 
> especially if they are not trying to evangelize that choice. (FWIW, even 
> from the original post it's very apparent that he's dissuading people 
> from joining him.)
> 
> It is true that giving the reasons for a choice will help responders put 
> some perspective on it, and perhaps prompt a few alternatives, but 
> c.l.py is not your mother, and shouldn't require you to justify the 
> validity of your lifestyle to it.

Man, you mean I can use any dental floss I like?!?!?!?!!?

regards
  Steve

who quite agrees with the sentiments expressed above
(it's an extension of the "consenting adults" philosophy).
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