Modifying Class Object
Alf P. Steinbach
alfps at start.no
Wed Feb 10 23:09:25 CET 2010
* Ethan Furman:
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> Believe me Alf, the fact that people are taking the time to try to
>> argue with you instead of just kill-filing you is a compliment.
> It's a compliment I am not paying, although I am grateful to those who
> are attempting to teach him. At the rate it's going, though, I don't
> see myself buying any book he produces.
> Besides the arrogant attitude, he is wrong on so many things about
> Python it is truly stunning.
That's bullshit. I am probably wrong about many Python things, for this is so no
matter the language and the practictioner, but not any that you know about.
> He seems to have confidence born of
> ignorance... a scary sight to see.
> In the spirit of being helpful and not just being a jerk myself:
> Using smileys after declaring somebody is mistaken/wrong/etc makes you
> look bad.
> Not attempting to learn the language makes you look like an arrogant
> idiot (case in point: passing-by-object).
> Accusing anyone and everyone that criticizes you of making ad hominem
> (sp?) attacks makes you look like a whiner.
> After all is said and done - if you had a truly good grasp of Python, I
> might buy your book even if you still had -- ummm -- a less than winning
> presence on the mailing list; but right now your understanding is not
> worth paying for.
> Hoping-this-helps-but-not-really-expecting-it-to-ly yours,
It's yet another ad hominem attack, which means that you're painfully aware of
supporting an untenable technical position, or supporting a clique of people.
It also reflects rather badly on you.
Cheers & hth.,
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