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by Grimbal
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Not Equals
Replies: 91
Views: 72656

Re: Not Equals

Whether it is wrong depends on the language. You can argue that it is not logical though.
by Grimbal
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 150484

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

The tab character was originally defined to jump to the next multiple of 8 characters (in 0-based column count). Any other tab size is heretic. If everybody would respect the 8-positions tabs, every code would look fine everywhere. Vi does the right thing in the sense that the tab key (the plastic t...
by Grimbal
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Pronunciation of Sudo
Replies: 92
Views: 58989

Re: The Pronunciation of Sudo

Now that we have sudokus, it sounds still more right to say soo-doh.

And it is not because "do" is pronounced "doo", that "done" should be pronounced "doo-ne".
by Grimbal
Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: stop walking on the escalators
Replies: 109
Views: 47402

Re: stop walking on the escalators

You can't ask all escalatonauts to walk. Some people carry luggage. Escalators were made for these people. I doubt that that walking up increases the throughput. Walking people leave more space than standing people. And if by law all people walk, there will be people requesting to reserve the left s...
by Grimbal
Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Not Equals
Replies: 91
Views: 72656

Re: Not Equals

! suggests the imperative. A reinforcement. Certainty. The combination of ! with = looks like "certainly equal". ?= would be "maybe equal". And of course, ~= would be "approximately equal". All not good. Besides, x += 2 means x = x+2, so != looks like a negation-and-ass...

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