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

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at
Fri Dec 5 23:17:49 CET 2008

On Dec 5, 4:00 pm, James Stroud <jstr... at> 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 really like Python, but I seem to get blasted enough on this list
that I don't post much on here any more without being extremely
careful in how I word my answers. Bleh!

Oh well. You win some, you lose some.


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