[XML-SIG] [OT] Python Coding Standards
John J Lee
Wed, 5 Mar 2003 21:03:45 +0000 (GMT)
On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Michael McLay wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 March 2003 08:43 am, John J Lee wrote:
> > On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Mark Bucciarelli wrote:
> > > This came across Mitch Kapor's dev list. Looked pretty well done,
> > > thought I would share it.
> > LOL. Spam about the best way to write spamming software (albeit of the
> > dead-tree variety, looking at http://www.easymailings.com/). Actually, I
> > can't decide whether this is spam, not-spam or both-at-once...
> Please play nice and keep the tone civil.
Oh, sorry -- no incivility intended. It just struck me as funny that
someone writing mass-mailing software knowingly wrote an off-topic message
here. Would be unwise of me to be harsh about it, since I just posted two
offtopic messages myself (including this one)...
> The comment about his email address was unnecessary.
I'm confused. That was the whole point!
> If you didn't think the content he was sharing was appropriate for the
> list then politely suggesting an appropriate mailing list is all that
> needs to said.
Well, I did do that, in addition to poking fun at Mark. I guess I forgot
> It may be off topic but it isn't spam.
No, that's true, you're right.
> The subject of the message was a Python style guide used at eGroups. There is
> nothing about spam tools in the document, and eGroups is not a spam tool.
Oh, I see. I wasn't referring to eGroups, I was referring to
easymailings.com, for whom, I assume, Mark works. Mark added some
comments to the eGroups stuff (unless I misread the quoting...).
> > Mark: Why not post to comp.lang.python instead? I wouldn't be surprised
> > if it generated a vigorous discussion, though I doubt many Pythonistas
> > will agree with your prescriptions.
> What do you mean by his "prescriptions"? The style guide provided some
Gee, I just meant 'prescriptions'. I can see how you'd read some
harshness into my phrasing though -- sorry, none intended!
Now, I'll shut up and let this list get on with on-topic stuff.