Terminology: "reference" versus "pointer"

rurpy at yahoo.com rurpy at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 14 03:13:22 CEST 2015


On Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:49:13 PM UTC-6, Ben Finney wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:
> 
> > I think Ben's referring to taunting jmf, whom Mark called the "RUE" or
> > "Resident Unicode Expert". There has been a long-standing antagonism
> > between those two (which is completely understandable), and one which
> > often spills over into vitriolic posts (which is less acceptable).
> 
> Chris has it right.
> 
> What's especially unacceptable is invoking that person for amusement,
> irrelevant to the conversation. It's one thing to respond when a person
> comes into a thread to troll unbidden; it is quite another to taunt them
> unprompted.

Thank you for making that clear.


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