Actually, I agree with Marietta. I don't care whatsoever about mocking me,
which was a certain element of it. I have thick skin and am confident in
these conversations.

The part that was probably over the line was mocking children who learn to
program or those who teach them. That's a huge and great job. I know I
would not have the skill to teach children effectively. Adults with
technical expertise are much easier for me.

That said, thank you Mark for your empirical research with a test subject.

Best, David

On Oct 16, 2016 9:39 AM, "Mark Lawrence via Python-ideas" <> wrote:

> On 16/10/2016 16:41, Mariatta Wijaya wrote:
>> Her reaction was hilarious:
>>> "Whom does he teach? Children?"
>> I sense mockery in your email, and it does not conform to the PSF code
>> of conduct. Please read the CoC before posting in this mailing list. The
>> link is available at the bottom of every python mailing list
>> email.
>> <>
>> I don't find teaching children is a laughing matter, neither is the idea
>> of children learning to code.
>> In Canada, we have initiatives like Girls Learning Code and Kids
>> Learning Code. I mentored in a couple of those events and the students
>> are girls aged 8-14. They surprised me with their abilities to learn. I
>> would suggest looking for such mentoring opportunities in your area to
>> gain appreciation with this regard.
>> Thanks.
>> (Sorry to derail everyone from the topic of list comprehension. Please
>> continue!)
> The RUE was allowed to insult the community for years and got away with
> it.  I'm autistic, stepped across the line, and got hammered.  Hypocrisy at
> its best.  Even funnier, the BDFL has asked for my advice in recent weeks
> with respect to the bug tracker.  I've replied, giving the bare minimum
> that I feel I can give within the circumstances.
> Yours most disgustingly.
> Mark Lawrence.
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