Is it Python or is it C ?

Kragen Sitaker kragen at dnaco.net
Sun Mar 12 16:26:27 CET 2000


In article <38cb370e.471286558 at news.nikoma.de>,
Philip 'Yes, that's my address' Newton <nospam.newton at gmx.li> wrote:
>On Thu, 09 Mar 2000 23:15:51 GMT, Charles Hixson
><charleshixsn at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>So (Pascal,
>>I believe) programmers started telling their editors and copy-readers - put it
>>EXACTLY as I have listed it.  Don't move the punctuation.  So...
>>print "What do you want, NOW?"
>
>Nice example I saw somewhere: imagine a sentence from a 'vi'
>documentation that reads "Then delete a line by typing 'dd'." . If the
>editor "optimises" this to "Then delete a line by typing 'dd.'" (moving
>the dot inside the quotes), the newbie might type "dd." and delete *two*
>lines :-) ('.' repeats the last command in vi).

This example is in the Jargon file:
	http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/Hacker-Writing-Style.html
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