Best method for a menu in a command line program?
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Thu Nov 4 20:46:28 CET 2010
On 2010-11-04, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>> brf256 at gmail.com writes:
>> > Thanks again,
>> > Braden Faulkner
>> > Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
>> > Envoy?? sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le r??seau de Bell.
>> Please show your thanks by *not* spamming the forum with each message;
>> compose your messages from a mail client that doesn't feel the need to
>> blather about itself in the message body.
>> \ ???For fast acting relief, try slowing down.??? ???Jane Wagner, via |
>> `\ Lily Tomlin |
>> _o__) |
>> Ben Finney
> If I were a rude person, I might observe that "spamming" is relative:
> some who obsess about "spam" might consider 2 lines less of an evil than
> 5 lines.
> But I'm not, so I won't.
I must admit that I sympathise with Ben: I find those "sent from my
iphone/blackberry" lines exruciatingly annoying, and I'm not really
They waste less space than my (or Ben's) sig, and actually do convey
some sort of (pointless) information -- unlike randomly chosen
Still, I find them very smug, self-satisfied and irritating. Sort of
like those doors from the Serious Cybernetics Corporation.
I don't know whether it's that somebody is bragging about having a
blackberry/iphone (whoop-de-friggin-do!), or that having one is
somehow a valid excuse for poorly-written postings. I'm not
specifically accusing Braden Faulkner of posting badly written
articles, but it does seem to be a trend among people who use iphones
and blackberrys to post.
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