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plahey at alumni.caltech.edu plahey at alumni.caltech.edu
Mon Mar 6 04:47:07 CET 2006

>Alas, somebody will now quote Emerson at you, I fear;-).

Let them come :-)

I almost always see this (mis)quoted as:

"consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"

which is not really what Emerson said.  The full quote is:

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"

I would say that a foolish anything is something to avoid.  I don't
think that anyone would claim that inconsistency is a virtue in a
computer language (or in anything else for that matter).

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