Python MSI not installing, log file showing name of a Viatnemese communist revolutionary

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sat Mar 22 10:50:55 CET 2014

On Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:24:33 -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:

> On 3/22/2014 12:30 AM, Mark H Harris wrote:
>> On 3/21/14 11:15 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> It compounds. One reply makes for double spacing... two makes
>>> quadruple, three means we have seven wasted lines between every pair
>>> of real lines. That gets pretty annoying. And considering that most
>>> people who reply without cleaning up the lines also keep the entire
>>> quoted text (and usually top-post as well), this gets big fast.
> Before Mark started asking people adjust to the foibles of gg, we used
> to get such posts. I refused to read them. I have not seen one lately,

Luck you. I see them quite frequently.

> say maybe his nudging has had some positive effect.
>>     Yes, I can see that readily/  I get it, it just seems that fixing
>>     it
>> at the source (gg) is the answer;
> I completely agree. However, Google seems immune to suggestions,
> including requests that it try to stop being a major source of spam
> posts.

Remember, we are not Google's customers. We are Google's product. The 
customers are the advertisers.

> If I were in charge of the software used for this list, I would replace
> Mark with a custom addition to return mis-formated posts (more blank
> lines than not) with instructions on how to fix them. But I am not.

Wouldn't it be less obnoxious and more useful to pass the posts through a 
filter that deletes the annoying blank lines?

Steven D'Aprano

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