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

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Sun Mar 3 03:15:41 CET 2013

In article <mailman.2806.1362276667.2939.python-list at python.org>,
 David Robinow <drobinow at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM, 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. When we receive messages
>  ...
>  Do you consider it rude that you choose to use a newsreader, thus
> inconveniencing those of us who use the mailing list, as God intended.
> (I honestly can't remember if there's any advantage to News, not
> having used it this century)
>  [Going out of my way to respond only to the list]

There's a number of advantages to news vs. mail.  The biggest is that 
news spools generally keep a long history around, so it's easy to go 
back and review a long thread.

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