restriction on sum: intentional bug?

Alan G Isaac alan.isaac at
Sun Oct 18 05:04:05 CEST 2009

>> On 10/16/2009 8:16 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>> The fact that two or three people who agree on something agree on the
>>> thing that they agree on confirms nothing.
On 10/17/2009 7:03 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> If you disagree with this, I think *you* are being silly.

Well, ...

> Alan G Isaac wrote:
>> Of course the numbers do not matter.
>> The *reasons* matter.

But you cut that...

It is a good idea not to quote too selectively if you
want to look like you are actually engaging the argument.
Anything else looks very self-serving.

On 10/17/2009 7:03 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> Nothing I have said bears on whether I would have voted for or against
> the current behavior.

While that certainly provides you with convenient shelter,
it does not move the discussion forward.

Alan Isaac

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