c.l.py dead, news at 11 (was Re: Mangle function name with decorator?)

andrew cooke andrew at acooke.org
Fri Mar 27 18:15:51 CET 2009

Aahz wrote:
> Excuse me?  What decline of this newsgroup?

Hmmm.  It's hard to respond to this without implicitly criticising others
here, which wasn't my point at all.  But my personal impression is that
over the years various people who used to post here now stay pretty firmly
in the dev group, while others seem to have disappeared more or less
completely <wink>.

When I made this comment (which was some time ago) I went back and checked
whether there had been some splitting of newsgroups - I wondered if
perhaps I was remembering back to a time when dev did not exist and
everyone was here.  That didn't seem to be the case, though.

Anyway, as I said, my intention wasn't to criticise people here (who have
provided me with useful help), but simply based on my recollection of
c.l.python many years ago (I just googled and it seems I was here at least
10 years ago).

I hope that clarifies things.  I *really* don't want this to develop into
a criticism of current posters (which is completely unfair), so I am
unlikely to respond further to this thread.


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