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

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 04:06:10 CET 2013


On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 2:01 PM, David Robinow <drobinow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>  That can't be the biggest since mail stays around forever unless
> deliberately deleted.

But your mail has only what you receive. You have to hunt down a
separate archive of what was posted before you joined the thread.
Advantage goes to news, but a slight one, and if that's the biggest,
it's not a great advertisement.

ChrisA



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