python adds an extra half space when reading from a string or list

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Jul 1 14:43:00 CEST 2013

On Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:52:28 +0300, Νίκος wrote:

> All i did was asking for help for issues i couldn't solve. That what
> everybody would do if he couldn't help himself solve something.
> So shut your piehole and start proving yourself useful in this list. Or
> sod off.
> Preferably do the latter.

Enough Νίκος. If you can't be the "bigger man" and ignore other people's 
insults, take your flaming off-list. I don't care if you get into the 
mother of all flame-fests, so long as it is OFF LIST and doesn't upset 
this forum. If you continue to be abusive on this list, I will kill-file 
you and will not even see your posts, and no doubt others will do the 

It doesn't matter who started it. It doesn't matter if you're just trying 
to get some help. If you continue being abusive, you will lose the few 
allies you have left.

The same goes to the Net Vigilantes trying to drive Νίκος away. I can't 
speak for others, but I can speak for myself, and abuse and flaming has 
no place in this forum, and if you continue to behave abusively, I will 
kill-file you too.

Νίκος, I am not going to wade through this long, long thread to see what 
problem you are trying to solve today. I only have a limited number of 
hours available, and it is unfair for you to monopolise all my time. 
Also, sometimes I simply do not know how to solve your technical 
problems. I don't know everything. But I will give you a commitment: if 
you follow the advice here:

and come up with a short, self-contained, runnable example of the problem 
you are having in this thread, I commit to reading your post and making 
an honest effort to solve the problem by Wednesday evening (Melbourne, 
Australia time). The above website is written for Java programmers, but 
the advice holds for any language including Python.

The above of course assumes that I have not kill-filed you for continuing 
to be abusive on-list.


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