carpe linguam

Martijn Faassen m.faassen at
Sun Aug 22 20:05:45 CEST 1999

Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at> wrote:
> Martijn Faassen <m.faassen at> wrote:
>> Oh, I don't think he's that bad. He *does* flame back when he feels people
>> are flaming him, and sometimes his finger is a bit too near the flame
>> trigger, but he's nice and reasonable to the people who are nice and 
>> reasonable to him.
>> So let's try to be nice and reasonable to him?

> you mean like saying "you're right, python is completely un-
> documented" and "python 1.4 is still the current version" and
> "you're right, the assignment statement knows how to copy
> some data types but not all", etc?  that's fine with me.  the
> customer is always right, you know ;-)

I didn't mean we had to agree with him all the time. I don't even think
he said these things. I disagree with him on various points (including
the one that all docs should be in man pages otherwise they aren't included
in the comparison).

> on the other hand, I'm not sure that would have helped.
> judging from most threads that tchrist appears in (be it
> on comp.lang.perl.misc, gnu.misc.discuss, or this group),
> things often turn into a great flame fest when he's in-
> volved, by some mysterious reason.

This is possible, but if we're all nice and polite and refuse to be drawn
into flaming, everybody will be happier. And Tom Christiansen hasn't
flamed _me_ (yet :). Yes, he's argumentative. I'm far more argumentative
than I seem to be on this group, so I know what it's like. And it's not
intended to be *nasty*, in general.



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