Python is slow?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Sep 30 20:18:15 CEST 2008

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:19:57 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:

>> I do, because a natural, beneficial act (modify the work and
>> redistribute it) that has no technical reason to restrict, is
>> artifically restricted.
> We agree that the restriction is artificial, and I think irrational 
> (although I'd be interested in hearing the gnuplot developers' reasoning 
> before making a final judgment). 

I believe it is a matter of preserving clarity of authorship, just as is 
the quoting mechanism we take for granted in posts like this.  If I 
removed the quote marks above and silently edited what Ben and you 
wrote, I might upset someone and certainly could confuse readers.


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