Glen Mazza wrote:

Both of the remarks that Nikolai quoted [1] in leaving
the list came from Andreas [2], not from me [3].  I
was only stating the obvious in my warnings not to use
their code.

I don't appreciate you trying--for those who haven't
been following the thread--to attribute Andreas'
quotes to me.



That was a very misleading oversight on my part. I was aware that the quotes did not come from you, and should have removed them, but I forgot before I posted. I.e., I shot from the hip. My apologies.

Nonetheless, and please don't take this amiss, I stand by the tenor of my comments. I think you need to consider the human effects of the way you express yourself. It's a chronic problem of email exchanges that they are read very differently from the way they are written. A forcefulness that can be quite inoffensive in face-to-face situations can easily generate very defensive responses in email. I suspect that was part of the problem in Andreas' response to you. I'm sure you know all this, and it applies to me as well.

In retrospect, I should probably have expressed my opinions on this to you personally, while assuring Nikolai in public of my regret that he was most welcome on the list. Again, I shot from the hip, and I apologise for that. That said, I hope there may be some beneficial effects from stating those opinions in public, if someone else who reads them becomes less likely in future to take a comment of yours the wrong way. In that sense, my comments may take some pressure *off* you. I hope, at least, that some such beneficial outcome may arise from this.

If there is anything else you would like me to say about this in public, please let me know.

Peter B. West <>

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