python programming help

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Dec 9 04:05:55 CET 2013

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM,  <rurpy at> wrote:
> I suspect many
> of them are motivated by political dislike of Google as
> a corporation, or want to stay with the 1990's technology
> they invested time in learning and don't want see change.

Neither. I don't at all hate Google (I quite like the company, and
what it's done for the world), and I use plenty of other Google
services - as you can see, I'm posting from gmail here. The only thing
I call out against is Google Groups, because it is buggy. I'll cry out
against anything else that's buggy, too. Of course, I'll first try to
do things quietly (bug reports to the maintainers), but ultimately,
the solution to buggy software is to NOT USE IT. If Google doesn't
care enough about Groups to bring it up to the standard, then their
penalty has to be reduced usage. In fact, Rurpy, you are actually
encouraging the faulty system, because you're providing ad impressions
and usage stats every time you read or write via GG. When less-buggy
systems see more use than more-buggy systems, big companies have an
incentive to fix bugs.


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