Quoting relevant material for response (was: Re: python vs perl lines of code)
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Fri May 19 03:37:21 CEST 2006
"akameswaran at gmail.com" <akameswaran at gmail.com> writes:
> Hmm, and I thought it was respectful to actually address someone you
> are talking to.
On Usenet, it's respectful to all readers if you give a short quoted
passage from the message you're responding to, so we can follow the
discussion with context.
gmail allows you to do this. You have the option to edit a quoted
version of the message, removing the parts irrelevant to your
response, and putting your response following each relevant part.
> Must every statement be a reaction to a quotable comment?
Not necessarily. But if you're only making new statements, you should
compose your message as a new topic, instead of as a reply to an
> In any case, I realize I was completley wrong. Please allow me to
> retract my statement.
It's hard to see what that is, since you don't provide any
context. Are we expected to re-read the entire thread to guess what
you're referring to?
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