> I just Googled and found the Python-Dev thread 'About "Coverity Study
> Ranks LAMP Code Quality" '. I was heartened by the type of issues
> raised in the discussion - it leaves me content with whats
> 'under-the-hood' in Python.
> You maintainers don't seem to bang your own drum, which is a good
> thing, but since I'm not a maintainer, I'd just like to roll out the
> drums (http://www.yakudo.com/) and shout
> THANKS GUYS - IT'S APPRECIATED!
> (boy am I gonna get it for this post :-)
i presume you must have been trying to imply that your significant other
would cause problems if they discovered you had been spending time on
You can see by the enormous number of posts following your up and
complaining about your shouted thanks that nobody else is as grateful to
the developers as you are.
[For those who read this out of context: not one single complaint was
raised about Paddy's shouted thanks in the week following his post. This
message should be read with irony sensors fully activated].
The thing about developers is, you tell them how wonderful they are, and
how much you appreciate what they do, pay them large salaries and give
them pleasant offices, then the next thing you know you have Java to
program in and they are telling you that you have to change your style
and do things their way.
Much better to keep them in a dark cellar and throw them the occasional
crust of stale bread. That way they are pathetically grateful to meet
someone who'll even consider using their code.
Keeps the power semantics right - see
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