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

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 04:46:36 CET 2013

On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM, David Robinow <drobinow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 10:06 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>  I have no idea what you're trying to say here. As far as I know, when
> I subscribe to a list I get all the mail. I don't "join" threads. I
> don't even know what that means.
> [This has drifted way off topic so I won't be responding again, but
> I'll enjoy reading what anyone cares to write.]

Err, joined the list is what I meant. At any given time, there are a
certain number of active threads; anyone who joins the list will get
the posts since joining but not the ones prior, for which they'll have
to dig around elsewhere. Since netiquette recommends that posts quote
enough of the prior posts to provide context, this shouldn't be a
major problem, but there is a bit of advantage to news here.


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