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

Antoon Pardon antoon.pardon at
Wed Jul 3 12:04:19 CEST 2013

Op 03-07-13 11:45, Chris Angelico schreef:
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 7:21 PM, Antoon Pardon
> <antoon.pardon at> wrote:
>> Op 03-07-13 02:30, rurpy at schreef:
>>> If your going to point out something negative about someone
>>> then do so politely.  Ask yourself if you were pointing out
>>> incompetence to your boss (or anyone else where impoliteness
>>> could have real consequences for you) if you would say,
>>> "you're incompetent."
>> And so we shift from no problem speaking bluntly or clearly
>> to wording it in a way that wouldn't antagonize your boss
>> too much.
>> Off course that would also mean throwing out remarks like:
>> ] You have betrayed the trust of all your customers.
>> Which seemed to be accepted on this list without a problem.
> If my boss gave a random stranger from a mailing list the root
> password to one of our servers, I would say to his face that he had
> betrayed his (our) customers' trust. I would say it with strong
> emphasis and a raised tone, too, and no small heat. The words you
> quote above are perfectly factual and, in my opinion, business-like
> language.
> ChrisA

But the real question of course is, would your boss see it that way?
Maybe your boss would, but talking about a random boss, I wouldn't
bet any money on it.

Antoon Pardon

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