Modifying Class Object

Stephen Hansen apt.shansen at
Wed Feb 10 16:42:37 CET 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:16 AM, Steven D'Aprano <
steve at> wrote:

> While it is true that quoted text is officially meant to indicate a
> direct quote, it is also commonly used in informal text to indicate a
> paraphrase. (There are other uses as well, but they don't concern us now.)

Hm. I hadn't considered that others may interpret my words in the context of
other cultural punctuation rules; it seemed obvious to me that the phrases
Alf declared a "lie" were an opinion, and indeed as Steven points out, my
interpretation and paraphrasing of the original arguments.

Apologies if you considered it a direct quote and thought I was attempting
to assert you actually said what was in quote marks.

The comments were simply my interpretation (accurate or inaccurate as that
may be, it is my interpretation) of your remarks, and not a quotation of
your remarks to be attributed to you.

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