Re: Quoting styles, cont (Was Re: Fonts in GTK)
On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Nathan E Norman wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 09:34:05PM -0600, John Galt wrote:
>> On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Nathan E Norman wrote:
>> >On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 06:11:03PM -0700, Eric G. Miller wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 03:10:27PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
>> >> > but this practice is strongly deprecated.
>> >> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> >> Hell does that mean?
>> >> Webster's Ninth Collegiate Dictionary has this to say...
>> >> dep-re-cate 1. to express mild or regretful disapproval of 2.
>> >> DEPRECIATE
>> >> I "strongly mildly dissapprove" of that quoting convention! Huh?
>> >"deprecate" is a common technical term (hang out at the IETF for a
>> >while). When a standard is trached, it is marked "deprecated" so
>> >people know that though they might have to put up with it from others,
>> >they shouldn't implement or use it themselves.
>> >Perhaps Karsten should have used "discouraged" rather than deprecated,
>> >but close enough.
>> Well that's the problem, isn't it? Karsten (and yourself, variously)
>> isn't really "putting up" with it, now is he?
>Putting up with retarded behavior doesn't mean you are prohibited from
>discouraging said behavior.
>> * You are not expected to understand this.
>> --comment from Unix system 6 source, credited to Lions and Johnson
>> Who is John Galt? firstname.lastname@example.org, that's who: finger me for GPG key
>Since you're such a fan of jeopardy style quoting, why is your sig
>always at the bottom? Seems hypocritical.
I think the sig said it all.... You really aren't expected to understand.
* You are not expected to understand this.
--comment from Unix system 6 source, credited to Lions and Johnson
Who is John Galt? email@example.com, that's who: finger me for GPG key