To Troll or Not To Troll (aka: "as" keyword woes)

Nigel Rantor wiggly at
Wed Dec 10 17:48:40 CET 2008

James Stroud wrote:
> Andreas Waldenburger wrote:
>> Is it me, or has c.l.p. developed a slightly harsher tone recently?
>> (Haven't been following for a while.)
> Yep. I can only post here for about a week or two until someone blows a 
> cylinder and gets ugly because they interpreted something I said as a 
> criticism of the language and took it personally by extension. Then I 
> have to take a 4 month break because I'm VERY prone to 
> reciprocating--nastily. I think its a symptom of the language's 
> maturing, getting popular, and a minority fraction* of the language's 
> most devout advocates developing an egotism that complements their 
> python worship in a most unsavory way.
> I wish they would instead spend their energy volunteering to moderate 
> this list and culling out some of the spam.
> *No names were mentioned in the making of this post.

I joined this list some time ago, I am not a regular python user.

I have maintained my list subscription because when I'm bored the flames 
here are very entertaining.

I don't think I need to mention specifics really.

Oh, and the weekly thread about immutable default arguments is a 
cracker...more please.


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