The best platform and editor for Python

Neil Cerutti horpner at
Thu Jul 5 16:53:39 CEST 2007

On 2007-07-05, Paul McGuire <ptmcg at> wrote:
> On Jul 5, 9:21 am, Roy Smith <r... at> wrote:
>> In article <1183644537.859604.27... at>,
>>  Nicola Musatti <nicola.musa... at> wrote:
>> > On Jul 5, 1:23 pm, Gregor Horvath <g... at> wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > > That's a property of open source projects.
>> > > Features nobody really needs are not implemented.
>> > No, no, you got it all wrong. It's in *commercial* projects that
>> > features nobody really needs are not implemented.
>> No, no, squared.  In a commercial project, the only features that get
>> implemented are the ones somebody is willing to pay for.  Whether there is
>> any correlation between need and willingness to pay is an open question.
> Then tell us, pray, who was willing to pay for the epitome of useless
> features in MS Word, that Useless Features' Useless Feature, the
> ability to format text with the animated effect "Marching Red Ants"?
> I'm sure I paid for it, but it wasn't willingly...

You should count your blessings. At least it doesn't play
pinball any more. At least, I hope not.

Neil Cerutti

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