Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
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" ?
>    (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.
>    (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.


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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