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The Incredible Growth of Python (stackoverflow.blog)

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 8:28 AM, Steve D'Aprano <steve+python at pearwood.info>

> On Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:20 pm, Leam Hall wrote:
> > But if someone comes onto the list, or IRC, and says they need to stay
> > on Python 2 then please drop the dozens of e-mails and comments about
> > upgrading.
> [...]
> > My recent experience with some people's inability to take "Sorry, I
> > can't" for an answer has been a real turn-off. I have requirements that
> > dictate Python. If this was a personal venture I'd already be elsewhere
> > purely because the Python community on the list and IRC is so
> unwelcoming.
> Leam, I've defended people choosing to remain on older versions of Python,
> even
> as old as 1.5. The most recent was just a couple of minutes ago, in my
> response
> to Chris. It's not nice or friendly of you to tar the entire community
> with a
> reputation because of one or two people saying something you don't want to
> debate.
> But it isn't all about you. Just because you started this thread -- oh
> wait, you
> didn't *wink* -- doesn't mean you control its direction. If people want to
> discuss the pros and cons of upgrading, without specifically badgering
> you, you
> should remember that *it isn't about you* and don't take it personally.

Steve, just a quick follow-up. Thank you for calling me out on this! It's
wrong for me to do something I complain about others doing. Feel free to
reach through the ether and smack me if I do this again.