python vs c#

Ann Anna at nospam.invalid
Mon Oct 4 01:55:14 CEST 2004


"Anna Martelli Ravenscroft" <anna at aleax.it> wrote in message
news:7E_6d.33917$35.1643590 at news4.tin.it...
> Christos TZOTZIOY Georgiou wrote:
> > On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 11:18:35 +0200, rumours say that aleaxit at yahoo.com
> > (Alex Martelli) might have written:
> >
> >
> >>>Well, not to feed the troll, but there is a few relevant points in it's
> >>>posting.
> >>
> >>(Please, please, please: "its", not "it's"... pretty please...)
> >
> >
> > (Late reply that maybe can make one smile)
> >
> > Alex, you are 99% correct.  Leave a 1% chance that Max referred to
> > "julio" as "it"... :)  Trolls are genderless!
>
>
> Sorry, Christos. Alex was correct: "its" is the appropriate usage here.
> "it's" is a contraction of "it is", and NOT the possessive form of it.
> Furthermore, Alex was quite kind in *not* correcting the mismatch
> between the singular form of the verb "is" and the plural noun "points".
>   I, otoh, am not so generous.
>
> The sentence *should* have read:
> "Well, not to feed the troll, but there are a few relevant points in its
> posting."
>
> Anna (pedants-r-us) Martelli


Anna,
Just wondering, which one are you:
ped·ant (pèd¹nt) noun
1. One who pays undue attention to book learning and formal rules.
2. One who exhibits one's learning or scholarship ostentatiously.
3. Obsolete. A schoolmaster.
Regards,
Ann





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