[Python-ideas] string.format() default variable assignment

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sun Mar 3 04:19:55 CET 2013

On Sat, 02 Mar 2013 19:42:50 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:

> In article <513298fa$0$30001$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
>  Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> On Sat, 02 Mar 2013 09:53:47 -0500, Devin Jeanpierre wrote:
>> > On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 1:54 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> Yes, but reply-all sends a copy to the poster as well as the list.
>> >> What I want is reply-list, acknowledging the list headers... and
>> >> Gmail simply doesn't have that.
>> > 
>> > I've been replying to the poster and the list for ages. Is it bad
>> > netiquette?
>> I find it annoying, and yes I consider it rude.
> I actually find it convenient and useful when people do that.  If
> somebody's replying to a thread I'm active on, I consider the responses
> to that thread to be higher priority than the rest of the firehose, so
> it's good for me that they've copied me directly.

Does your newsreader not have a "watch thread" command?

> I also read this list via usenet.  During the workday, I don't have
> convenient access to a newsreader, but I do get mail.  If I post a
> question to the group from home in the morning, when people cc me
> directly on replies, I get them quickly.  If they only post to the
> group, I have to either wait until I get home to catch up on netnews, 
> or use one of several less convenient means of accessing the group from
> work.

Or you could, I dunno, *work* while at work.



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