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Re: [vox-tech] A question of perl style
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Re: [vox-tech] A question of perl style



On Tue, 1 May 2001, Micah Cowan wrote:

> On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 01:55:14PM -0700, jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 May 2001, Micah Cowan wrote:
> > 
> > > - Just another mindless rant from your friendly neighborhood Micah :)
> > 
> > There is no such thing as a "mindless rant from ... Micah." :)
> > 
> > *duck*
> 
> That went right over my head.

Was supposed to go over mine.

> Sounds like a compliment (i.e., Micah is incapable of ranting
> mindlessly),

aye...

> but if that were the case, why duck?

Because I am pointing out a potentially endless recursion by a parallel
grammatical construct, and someone has to stop.  Soon. As in, I shouldn't
be so oblique. :)

> Or maybe you meant that the statement was redundant (i.e., Micah's
> rants are, by definition, mindless)?

"There is no such thing as a" != "It is redundant to say"

> :)
> 
> Micah
> 

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