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

David Robinow drobinow at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 17:09:10 CET 2013

Ignoring my own posting ban, since I've clearly been misunderstood ..
On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Sat, 02 Mar 2013 21:11:04 -0500, David Robinow wrote:
>>  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.
> How the flying fuck does my choice of where and how *I* read this forum
> inconvenience YOU?
> Talk about an overactive sense of entitlement. The world does not revolve
> around you and I do not arrange my day to suit your preferences.

 This surprises me. Not the language but the content, since the
inconvenience was explicitly discussed.
  Many list members use gmail. It works for me. I never see double
posts. gmail knows not to do that. The lack of a "reply to list"
option would not concern me if everybody else used gmail. I could just
use "reply all", nobody would see double posts, and we're all happy.
 However, some people prefer to read comp.lang.python. Thus if I use
what is most convenient me, the news users see double posts. To avoid
being thought rude (please note that many people are, or 'were' in the
case of python-list, unaware of this issue and should be classified as
ignorant rather than rude) I need to, after clicking "Reply All"

 Move mouse to CC: area.
 Highlight  python-list address
 C-x   (i.e.,  CUT)
 Move mouse to TO: area.
 Highlight the address (of the poster to whom I am replying)
 C-v   (i.e., PASTE)

 Is that horribly difficult? No, and I intend to do it in the future.
I'm mostly a lurker anyway (I knew python better 10 years ago when I
was still working - inactivity and advanced age have made me dumber. I
mostly read python-list for recreation) so it's not a big deal. I
might be annoyed if I posted more.
  But here's what I don't understand. Why does somebody who posts as
much as Steven (and thanks for that. Getting cussed at occasionally is
a cheap price for all the free advice) not set up a simple mail filter
which trashes all mail from python-list. Wouldn't that solve the
problem?  Or am I misunderstanding something?

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