[Tutor] masking library files

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Apr 10 13:15:12 CEST 2014

On 10/04/14 10:30, ugajin at talktalk.net wrote:

> On 10/04/2014 02:20, ugajin at talktalk.net wrote:
>> Please write in plain English if you want to be understood.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dave Angel <davea at davea.name>
>> To: tutor at python.org
>> A message left in invisible ink.  Please post in text form, not
>>   html, as html offers too many ways to mess up the message.
> Please don't top post on this list.  And don't use language like that
> if you want answers, especially when replying to a highly respected
> member of this community such as Dave.
> Mark Lawrence
> Like this?

Yes, but delete all the junk such as extraneous headers/footers as
I did above. It does actually make the conversation much easier to 
follow than top posting.

I appreciate many modern mail tools do top posting as default
(thanks Microsoft! :-(  ) but for conversations its much easier
to use inline comments.

For a good, fairly short, balanced, explanation of how it helps,
see this:


It helps if you have quoting turned on in your mail tool too - yours 
doesn't seem to be using quotes at present (Quoting means the >>>
bits in the message above - the number of > characters tells you how far 
back in the conversation it was)

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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