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Leo + Python: the ultimate scripting tool

I would like to say a few (actually more than a few) words here about some
recent discoveries I have made concerning the interaction of Leo and Python.
If you don't want to hear an inventor enthuse about his work, please feel
free not to read further :-)

There are at least three, no four, no five, no six, no seven reasons why Leo
and Python work so well together. Most are new (in my mind) with the 4.1
release of Leo. The first several reasons may not seem like much. As you
will see, this appearance is completely misleading: the combination of
features is incredibly powerful.

To keep the individual posts shorter I shall list these 7 reasons and a
conclusion in "replies" to this posting.

Edward K. Ream email: ed*******@charter.net
Leo: Literate Editor with Outlines
Leo: http://webpages.charter.net/edreamleo/front.html
Jul 18 '05
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"Brad Clements" <bk*@Murkworks.com> wrote in message
news:ma************************************@python .org...
Terry Reedy wrote:
I am somewhat flabbergasted that more people do not see the oddity of "I will not read your first message (yet) but I will read a second message from you in which you attempt to give me a reason that I find 'acceptible', according to my unknown-to-you whims, that I do read your first message."
Where did his message say this? I went through the web confirmation thingy and I don't recall the original response message saying what you quoted above, or even anything remotely close to that at all.
The above is a paraphrase designed to expose the essence of what I see
as an oddity. The key words 'acceptable' 'reason' are direct quotes
from the original message, which I quoted in full in my original
message (Nov 9, when I very briefly stated my objection reason). Here
is the response message again..

You recently sent a message to me at the email address
ed*******@charter.net. To help cope with the ever increasing volume of
junk e-mail, I am using ChoiceMail, a permission-based e-mail
filtering tool. Your original e-mail is being held by ChoiceMail until
you complete the following simple one-time process.
Please click on the link
[Click here to request approval]
When your browser opens, fill in your name and a short reason for
wanting to send e-mail to me. If your reason is acceptable, your first
email and all subsequent e-mails from you will be delivered to me

On Nov 13, in response to questions about my briefly stated objection,
I noted that my reasons had nothing to do with EReam or Leo per se and
then explained them in some detail. The paraphrase, which still looks
pretty accurate to me, was part of that long post and might be better
understood in context.
What's the difference between TMDA and what Edward is using?
Email vs. a Web confirmation.
While I prefer simply replying to an email message, I don't
see *that* much difference between the two.

Some differences explained in the Nov 13 post:
1. Complete interaction with original system (email) versus requiring
access to another system (web browser) which sender might not have
immediately available or even at all.
2. Confirm authorship of original message versus give 'reason [that]
is acceptible' that it should be read.
3. Keep interaction more or less private versus involve commercial
third party.

We may, of course, disagree on the importance of these even if we
agree that they are accurate.

Terry J. Reedy

Jul 18 '05 #51

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