need to print seconds from the epoch including the millisecond

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Dec 30 19:57:59 CET 2013

Mark Lawrence wrote:

> On 30/12/2013 17:07, Cousin Stanley wrote:

>>> Would you please read and action this
>>> to prevent us seeing the double line spacing above, thanks.
>> You might consider either turning off an option
>> in your news client for including message in reply
>> and/or snipping all but a few lines for context
>> to prevent us from seeing the double line spacing
>> all over again .... :-)
> Great idea, 

Yes it is. It's a bloody brilliant idea. If only there were some sort of
delete or backspace key on the keyboard that would allow the person
replying to trim or snip excess quoting...

> but one slight snag is the poster then doesn't see how many 
> newlines they've managed to insert using their superb tool.

So what? Chances are that Google Groups will cleverly hide the quoting from
them anyway, which means that you're not demonstrating the problem to them,
you're just spamming the group with double-spaced, excessively quoted,
irrelevant text. Even if they see the quoted text, half a dozen lines is
more than enough to demonstrate the problem to any reasonable person, they
can extrapolate from that. If half a dozen quoted lines isn't enough to
persuade them to read the link, a million lines won't be.


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