Need cleanup advice for multiline string

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid
Mon Aug 17 18:32:08 CEST 2009

On 2009-08-11, Bearophile <bearophileHUGS at> wrote:
> Robert Dailey:
>> This breaks the flow of scope. Would you guys solve this
>> problem by moving failMsg into global scope? Perhaps through
>> some other type of syntax?
> There are gals too here.

Straying a bit OT, but I find this particular issue rather

At least in the US, "guys" is now pretty much gender-neutral
according to my casual research (mostly just paying attention
to informal speach).

Oddly, it still seems to be masculine when singular. Though one
commonly hears a group of females addressed as "you guys" or
refered to as "those guys", one never hears a single female
referred to as "a guy" or "that guy".

It is a bit tricky, however, since a phrase like "a group of
guys" still seems to refer to just males since the word "guys"
in that case is being applied individually to a plurality of
persons rather being applied collectivelly to a single group --
if that makes any sense.

I've actually discussed this with a a number of female friends,
and they almost all thought the term "gals" was condescending
and actually preferred to be referred to collectively as

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow! You can't hurt me!!
                                  at               I have an ASSUMABLE

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