append on lists

Peter Anderson peter.anderson at
Tue Sep 16 07:03:51 CEST 2008

"/... I don't think you've thought this one through, really./"

Is this kind of response really necessary? The original post was asking 
(from his perspective at least) a legitimate question. To a Python 
expert it may be a "silly question" but replying in such a fatuous way 
puts off those "less gifted" from using this excellent reference source. 
Nobody enjoys being spoken to like this.

We ought to try and be a little kinder to others on the list, don't you 
think? :-)

*Peter Anderson*
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to 
conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the 
introduction of a new order of things—Niccolo Machiavelli, /The Prince/, 
ch. 6

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