Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

Jim Lee jlee54 at
Sun Jul 15 18:53:50 EDT 2018

On 07/15/18 15:07, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:57 AM, Jim Lee <jlee54 at> wrote:
>> On 07/15/18 14:53, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:02 AM, Jim Lee <jlee54 at> wrote:
>>>> On 07/15/18 13:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>>>> It doesn't matter what Twitch is, except for the fact that it is a
>>>>> platform for HUMANS to communicate with HUMANS. Ultimately, that is
>>>>> what matters. Pick any other web site or communication protocol you
>>>>> please.
>>>>> ChrisA
>>>> Yes, and for *that*, language matters;  but, for a vast array of
>>>> programming
>>>> tasks that *don't* involve global communications, it's an added level of
>>>> complexity with zero benefit.  It would be *nice* to be able to turn
>>>> support
>>>> on or off, depending on the requirements of the individual program or,
>>>> better yet, be able to simply ignore the feature(s).
>>> Okay. Show me something where language doesn't matter, but you still
>>> need characters.
>>> ChrisA
>> You seem to be purposefully obfuscating things.
>> One language, not zero languages.  Obviously.
> DeviCat's channel specifically has "English only" as chat rule #3, yet
> you admit that it requires "language" and thus text. One language or
> many, you need text. Nothing I ever said was assuming multiple
> languages.
> ChrisA

I have no clue what this has to do with the original point - that 
sometimes programs only need to deal with one language, not many (and 
emoji are tangential to the discussion).


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