SPUG: dealing with HTML on list (was: Independent project)

Bill Campbell bill at celestial.com
Mon Aug 11 22:23:56 PDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008, Brian Hatch wrote:
>At almost 2008-08-11 21:39 -0700, BenRifkah Bergsten-Buret voiced:
>> I've also found it helpful on technical lists for formatting command
>> lines and code snippets in fixed width fonts, and especially for
>> highlighting subtle differences when helping people with bugs.
>My ASCII mailer always does fixed width fonts.  Sounds like this
>HTML thing is a real step backwards.


>> If we're going to ban HTML because it's easier for clients to parse
>> then we might as well change the list focus to Python because it's
>> easier for minds to parse.
>If there are no curlies on which I can bounce with my % key in vi,
>it isn't a real language.

The way I write python (and bash) is to comment curly braces

if condition: #{{
	# do something here
elif something else: #{
	# more stuff
else: #{
	# finally something else

Yes, it would make a pythonista puke :-).

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