CP65001 fails (was re: ...)

rusi rustompmody at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 05:42:40 CET 2013


On Sunday, December 15, 2013 4:21:08 AM UTC+5:30, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Apart from annoying the bystanders, your repeated angry and abusive 
> screeds aimed at JMF in particular but others as well over minor 
> formatting issues is more disruptive than the issues you are complaining 
> about. I am grateful to you for taking the time and effort to write up a 
> wiki page on fixing this issues, but gratitude for that will only go so 
> far in forgiving disruptive behaviour.

I guess you are talking about
https://wiki.python.org/moin/GoogleGroupsPython

As you will see
https://wiki.python.org/moin/GoogleGroupsPython?action=info

most of the edits there are by rurpy and the recent ones
(sorry I missed putting comments) which are for a more automatic solution
are by me.

[No I am not asking for 'gratitude'... just sayin' and giving some context]

There was this ridiculous guy Jonas
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2013-October/658671.html

who responded to calls to correct the typical GG mess with more and more
exceptional rudeness
https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2013-October/658816.html

So I thought to myself: Well this is too much!
And yet while the rudeness is indefensible the technical grumble:
"I'm not going to go deleting newlines" is not.

Hell! Rather than making a socio-eco-politco-anthropo-marxist-feminist
mess, why dont we fix a technical problem technically??

To me all this GG complaining sounds like some elderly mom-pop-uncle
who weeps/coaxes/moans/pleads/grumbles/ about a fused light bulb,
rather than climbing on a stool and changing the bloody thing.

So, given that I am a programmer I came up (with some tips from Kushal
Kumaran?) with a technical solution.  If I were an ace programmer (can
learn JS in a day and make useful contributions) it would have been a
0-click solution.  [And if I were a super-ace, it would have been a
beneficient virus, that would comb the net, discover all GG users and
self-install without anyone's knowing] Since I am not ace or super-ace
but only a humble programmer (like Dijkstra!) its a 2-click solution
that needs installation :-;

Still, GIVEN THE CONTEXT -- addressing not anyone but an already-GG
user who is clueless about the nuisance he's causing -- I think this
solution is easiest to all.



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