Both of the remarks that Nikolai quoted  in leaving the list came from Andreas , not from me . 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 -- Peter B. West <http://www.powerup.com.au/~pbwest/resume.html>