How many followers of comp.lang.python

Mark Wooding mdw at
Tue Jan 27 21:22:57 CET 2009

Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid> writes:

> I've always found comp.lang.c to be a rather dangerous place as well.

Hey, I grew up in comp.lang.c!  

I'd have to agree with you, though.  (I try to play nice when I'm here.)
In fact, comp.lang.* generally has a reputation as a place you don't
want to find yourself after dark...

> Of the newsgroups I read, c.l.python is probably the most friendly and
> has one of the highest S/N ratios.  People who would have been roasted
> alive in other newsgroups for their laziness or presumptuousness get
> surprisingly gentle treatment in c.l.python.  I do know of a few
> low-volume mailing lists that are probably as good, but for a Usenet
> news group with any volume at all, c.l.pythong is exceptionally good.

I certainly agree with this.  And it's definitely a spirit that's worth

-- [mdw]

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