Names changed to protect the guilty

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Sun Oct 8 14:52:10 CEST 2006


Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <1160222386.410987.230630 at b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>, John
> Machin wrote:
>
> >
> > Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> >> On Fri, 06 Oct 2006 18:29:34 -0700, John Machin wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > MonkeeSage wrote:
> >> >> On Oct 6, 8:02 pm, "MonkeeSage" <MonkeeS... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >> > it is clearer to you to make the condition explicit ("blah not
> >> >> > False"),
> >> >>
> >> >> "blah not False" -> "blah is False"
> >> >
> >> > Whichever way your team wants to interpret it, d00d.
> >> >
> >> > Please consider whether you should be writing "(blah is False) is
> >> > True", that would be more explicit.
> >>
> >> Puh-lease! Get it right!
> >>
> >> It should be "((blah is False) is True) is True".
> >>
> >
> > Yes, but it stops after one more iteration. "What I tell you three
> > times is true" -- the Bellman, "The Hunting of the Snark", by Lewis
> > Carroll.
>
> But that was only said once, wasn't it?

And the Bellman made no statement at all about the truthfulness of
statements made any other number of times than three.




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