William Djaja Tjokroaminata wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Edward Wilson <web2ed / yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>>When I was flamed off the Python group for asking what I felt were
>>legitimate questions about Python's obvious weaknesses (every language
>>has at least one weakness..let's be honest) and I began to ask simular
>>questions about Ruby and wasn't flamed but welcomed; I knew I had
>>found a language that was destined for greatness and long life.
> 
> 
> Really?  That did happen in a technical discussion group such as
> Python?  I am glad I have switched to Ruby.

I gritted my teeth and was going to let Mr. Wilson's slander go by but 
now this is too much. He attacked Python in a thread "Is Python Dead". 
Then he claimed that Java is useless. Then  he moved to the Ruby 
newgroup and said that "Python is useless for most practical development 
tasks."

And then, you might think he would let it drop, but he instead claims 
that the Python world started a jihad against _him_.

I don't want to start a meta-thread. Judge for yourselves:

<http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=mailman.994093384.6431.python-list%40python.org&rnum=10&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dedward%2Bwilson%2Bpython%2Bcomp.lang.python%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26selm%3Dmailman.994093384.6431.python-list%2540python.org%26rnum%3D10>

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  Paul Prescod