Formatting a column's value output

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Feb 4 07:39:10 CET 2013

On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 09:18:42 -0800, Jason Friedman wrote:

>> One of the difficulties on this list is that we don't have
>> two-dimensional people. Even our worst trolls have some redeeming
>> features. I can't just dismiss Ferrous out of hand...
> Indeed, and that is a "problem" with humanity in general. It is proof
> that God (or the universe) has a sense of humor.

If so, it's a vicious, nasty sense of humour. Imagine how simpler the 
world would be if there were no shades of grey, and we could easily, 
objectively and accurately divide people into two groups with no overlap:

- useful, nice, friendly people

- trolls and other low-lives

But no, even the worst scum have some redeeming features, and so we're 
left with difficult subjective judgements, and nobody can agree whether 
or not Person X should be pushed into a wood-chipper.


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