Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jan 25 03:28:24 CET 2015


On 25/01/2015 01:00, Rick Johnson wrote:
> On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:56:02 PM UTC-6, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> For at least the third time the PEP was written by three
>> people, one of whom was the BDFL.  Why do you keep
>> insisting that "he" is wrong, surely it should be "they" ?
>
> TWO REASONS:
>
>    (1) I don't know either of those people. And they have
>    never attempted to contact me, or even participate in
>    discussions on this list.
>
>    BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY:
>
>    (2) Final decisions for additions to Python are via GvR.
>    Why should i waste my time "appealing for sanity" to
>    numerous people, when i can focus my attention on the only
>    one that matters?
>
> But why must Guido be sheltered from dissent? With power
> comes responsibility!
>
>> A substantial number of people on both lists are perfectly
>> happy to speak their mind, to the extent that Guido has
>> been known to do u-turns. Nobody has any need to lick
>> anybody's boots, and to suggest that this is the case I
>> find highly insulting to the entire Python community.
>
> Enough with the spin-doctoring of my words, only boot
> lickers would be offended by what i said, and that is the
> whole point of saying it! Do you think boot lickers are a
> valuable resource of this (or any) community? Or could it
> be that you just cannot accept an inconvenient truth.
>
>> You (singular) have to *EARN* respect, you do not deserve
>> it.  If you were to stick to subjects that you have
>> knowledge of, such as tkinter/IDLE,
>
> Oh i see. I'm allowed to participate so long as i don't step
> on YOUR toes or offend YOUR delicate sensibilities? So long
> as i volunteer to be locked in YOUR little rat cage, and do
> exactly what YOU say. Sorry Mark, but YOUR secret
> aspirations for tyrannical rule are not going to be
> "entertained" by THIS community.
>
> This character assassination of me has to stop, and your one
> of the prolific assassins on this list. Show me one time
> that i have *EVER* intentionally misled a noob on this
> list? You may find a sample where i've made an honest
> mistake, or mis-comprehended a question, but don't you
> *DARE* question my morals!
>
> I am one of the most honest and trustworthy people in this
> community. You may find my style to be annoying, (that is
> your opinion), but you have no right (and no evidence) to
> question my integrity.
>
> You can call me any name in the book you want; you can curse
> me; you can ridicule me; and all of it i can ignore; but i
> will NOT allow you to paint me as dishonest. I hold honesty
> as the most important of *ALL* virtues.
>
> You owe me an apology for slandering my integrity!
>

You are now getting what I should have done some time ago as my patience 
with you has run out.

*plonk*

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence




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