To Troll or Not To Troll

Chris Mellon arkanes at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 21:40:16 CET 2008


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 2:11 PM, Warren DeLano <warren at delsci.com> wrote:
>> I still would have to call your management of the problem considerably
>> into question - your expertise at writing mathematical software may
>> not be in question, but your skills and producing and managing a
>> software product are. You have nobody at your organization, which
>> sells a product that relies on Python, who follows python-dev? Or who
>> even reads the changelogs for new python versions? You should have
>> known about the "as" keyword change *over a year ago*, even if the
>> import bug was masking the deprecation warning. Everything else aside,
>> I can't get past that issue with your complaints. I *have* gone back
>> now and read all the posts in all the threads and I still have not
>> seen a single post from you even hinting that you might have any
>> responsibility in the matter.
>
> Well then, let me set the record straight on that one point:
>
> I admit that it was entirely my mistake (and mine alone) to implicitly
> assume, by adopting such a logging & persistence architecture (dating
> back to 1.5.2, mind you!), that new keywords would not be introduced
> into the Python language so as to potentially break all existing Python
> code.
>
> Silly me!  How unreasonable.
>

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