python vs perl lines of code

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Thu May 18 03:15:24 CEST 2006

Edward Elliott <nobody at> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> > Those samples can be independently verified by any skilled
> > observer at another time. This is what distinguishes them from
> > anecdotes, and breaks your analogy.
> Anyone who has my source files can run the same tests.

Which we don't. Currently all we have is an anecdote. I'm making no
comment on the veracity or interest of the anecdote, but currently
that's all we have.

I responded to a post that seemed to claim that anecdotes about events
can be treated as data about events. They can't; that's what I'm

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Ben Finney

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