help!!!

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Tue Oct 12 01:17:18 CEST 2010


On Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:11:37 -0500, Robert Kern wrote:

> On 10/11/10 8:44 AM, Jason Swails wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Andreas Waldenburger
>> <usenot at geekmail.invalid> wrote:
>>
>>     On Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:51:46 +1300 Lawrence D'Oliveiro
>>     <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>>
>>      > In message <mailman.1417.1286438621.29448.python-list at python.org
>>     <mailto:mailman.1417.1286438621.29448.python-list at python.org>>,
>>      > Emile van Sebille wrote:
>>      >
>>      > > Oh come now -- isn't being lazy a primary programmer's
>>      > > attribute?
>>      >
>>      > I wonder if that’s why more men are good at it than women...
>>
>>     You may want to think about whether this really was your intended
>>     meaning.
>>
>>
>> Sure it was -- men are lazy; programmers are primarily lazy; explains
>> why programmers are predominantly men (for the time being, at least). 
>> Made perfect sense to me.
> 
> That's quite a different statement than "men are more good at it than
> women".

But that's not what he said. He said more men are good at programming 
than women.

"More men are taller than 6'6" than women"

versus

"Men are more taller than 6'6" than women"



-- 
Steven




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