Using pseudonyms (was Re: Python 3K or Python 2.9?)

Aahz aahz at
Wed Sep 19 17:20:35 CEST 2007

In article <46effd63$0$16044$426a74cc at>,
Bruno Desthuilliers  <bruno.42.desthuilliers at> wrote:
>Aahz a écrit :
>> In article <mailman.726.1190130940.2658.python-list at>,
>> Steve Holden  <steve at> wrote:
>>> Aahz wrote:
>>>> In article <46ef893c$0$21882$426a34cc at>,
>>>> Bruno Desthuilliers  <bruno.42.desthuilliers at> wrote:
>>>>> Aahz a écrit :
>>>>>> In article <46ee2d9d$0$26213$426a74cc at>,
>>>>>> Bruno Desthuilliers  <bruno.42.desthuilliers at> wrote:
>>>>>>> But what, given that I'm an AOL user still thinking it's kewl to hide 
>>>>>>> behind a pseudo, what else would you expect ?
>>>>>> What exactly is a "pseudo", pray tell?
>>>>> Sorry : a pseudonym (a nickname).
>>>> You apparently missed the thrust of my sarcasm.  You can't tell what is
>>>> or is not a pseudonym online.  For all I know, "Bruno Desthulliers" is a
>>>> pseudonym.  While I recognize that there is some social advantage to
>>>> linking consistent identifiers with people, I have I think understandable
>>>> irritation with people who insist that names follow certain patterns.
>>>> (For those joining only recently, my full legal name is "Aahz", which I
>>>> changed from my former name precisely because of attitudes like Bruno's.)
>For the record, I usually don't give a damn about what
>name/nickname/whatever peoples use.

Then why mention pseudonyms at all?
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