[OT] Off-Topic Posts and Threads on the Python Mailing List

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Fri Sep 30 05:19:28 CEST 2011

Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> Westley Martínez wrote:
>>> On this mailing list, we're programmers, nothing else,
>> Speak for yourself.
> I don't think he meant that the populace here is exclusively
> programmers, but that *on this list* we are here because we're
> programmers. We may happen to have coincidental interest in (say)
> music, but just because some group of us (or even all of us) all enjoy
> music does not mean that it'd be on-topic to have a discussion of the
> tetrachord of Mercury.

I didn't say it would be on-topic. But we don't cease to be well-rounded
human beings with concerns beyond the narrow world of Python programming
just because we are writing on a programming forum.


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