Re: Quoting styles, cont (Was Re: Fonts in GTK)
On Tuesday 04 September 2001 22:43 pm, Craig Dickson wrote:
> Karsten is using the word as it is commonly used among computer
> professionals. When some previously-common (or even not so common)
> practice or standard is superseded and no longer recommended, it is said
> to be "deprecated". One often sees a phrase such as "strongly deprecated"
> in reference to something that is not merely no longer recommended, but
> actively discouraged or considered a Very Bad Thing.
Except that in this case we're not talking about a practice that was not
previously common or even not so common. We're talking about a practice that
was virtually unknown until Microsoft flooded the market with badly broken
mail and news clients that make it very difficult to properly quote or
Bud Rogers <email@example.com> http://www.sirinet.net/~budr
All things in moderation. And not too much moderation either.