stackoverflow and

Thomas Jollans t at
Wed Sep 14 15:34:38 EDT 2011

On 14/09/11 21:00, Duncan Booth wrote:
> Roy Smith <roy at> wrote:
>> In article <Xns9F605E618E6B1duncanbooth at>,
>>  Duncan Booth <duncan.booth at invalid.invalid> wrote:
>>> If you want an answer to how to get a specific bit of code to work then 
>>> Stackoverflow is better if only because people can see who has already 
>>> answered so don't need to waste time re-answering every trivial little 
>>> question about syntax.
>> Any halfway decent newsreader application will follow threading and put 
>> all the responses to a given question in one place.  Of course, this is 
>> a relatively new feature.  If your newsreader is any older than about 
>> the mid 1980's, it may not be able to do this.
> Sorry, I evidently didn't make myself clear. On Usenet it could be hours 
> before your local server updates with other posts on the thread, on 
> Stackoverflow the answers will update live as they are posted.

The mailing list python-list, however, doesn't have this problem.
(unless when people post from slow USENET servers of course...)

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