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

Nick Craig-Wood nick at craig-wood.com
Fri Mar 27 20:30:04 CET 2009

Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
>  Well, yes, but that's simply the nature of online fora (I originally
>  wrote "nature of Usenet", but I think it's more general than that).  From
>  my POV, if you're going to call it a "decline", you need to provide more
>  evidence than some people leaving and others arriving.  I think that the
>  sheer volume and quality of posts to c.l.py is evidence that c.l.py is
>  not declining.

c.l.py is my favourite usenet group and has been for some time.  I've
been doing usenet for 16 years now!

I enjoy reading about problems and problems solved.  I enjoy helping
people where I can and especially learning new things when helping
people - I think it has contributed enormously to my development as a
python programmer.

When I ask a question of c.l.py I find the answers to be informative
and enlightening.  Even after quite a few years of python programing
I'm still learning new things from c.l.py

As a long time usenet user I find it easy to ignore the occasional
flame wars.  Posters with the wrong sort of attitude are brought
gently into line by the majority.

If usenet groups had ratings I'd give c.l.py 5 stars.

Nick Craig-Wood <nick at craig-wood.com> -- http://www.craig-wood.com/nick

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