In List Query -> None Case Sensitive?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 02:01:07 CEST 2011


On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> (Oh, and I don't want to come across as elitist, but if you're using the
> two-ton wrecking ball of Microsoft Word to crack the tiny peanut of
> writing emails, you will have *zero* tech credibility in programming
> communities. Harsh but true. Sorry Marco, but mastery of tools is
> important to programmers, and a tool that generates as crufty HTML as
> Word does will unfortunately reflect badly on the person using the tool.)

There are the mistakes (nearly) everyone makes when new. I think HTML
email might be one of them.

The difference between a good programmer and a mediocre one is that
the good programmer has already made a lot of mistakes, and has
learned from them. The difference between an excellent programmer and
a good one is that the excellent one is familiar with a huge number of
tools, and knows which one is best for which situation. A two-ton
wrecking ball is not the best tool for cracking peanuts; Microsoft
Word is not the best tool for... well, anything, probably. My boss at
work laughs sometimes at the weird variety of tools I crack out in
response to various problems - today it's awk, tomorrow sed, the next
day some two-minute script in Python, Pike, bash, PHP, or REXX....
ever noticed how beautiful chaos can be? :)

Chris Angelico



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