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Re: What does 'run' do in cperl-mode?


From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: What does 'run' do in cperl-mode?
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:07:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:20:35 -0700 (PDT) Xah <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> In that case I suggest you start by making your change suggestion
>> through the proper channels, not in this newsgroup.  I don't feel like
>> explaining to you basic facts about man-hours, volunteer labor, and the
>> hundreds of thousands of Emacs users that would deal with that change.
>> Again, I'm not being rude, just unwilling to spend my time explaining
>> all this when you don't appear to have any experience writing manuals,
>> software, or doing user support.

X> Can you keep to topic instead giving me extraneous advice?

Above I listed the things I don't want to explain to you (but, with a
little brain activity, you could understand for yourself) that make your
4 man-hours estimate to implement your proposed change extremely
unrealistic.  This is very much on-topic.  It's frustrating that you
simply ignore reasonable answers when they don't suit you.

X> For example, i suggest you more books about philosophy, critical
X> thinking. I don't mean to be rude, but really, reading those books
X> will help you discuss more fruitfully, even if you don't have real
X> world experience working in a large software project.

Thanks, I'll put it on my reading list.  My philosophy readings have
been lax lately, what with the pomegranate garden blooming and the
seawater distillation plant getting jammed with dolphins and the
orphanage running low on porridge.  I assume that meanwhile you've been
working in large software projects.

X> The proper channel for telling me my use of Alt-‹key› is wrong then
X> perhaps is email.

I don't care to tell *you* that.  I tried to tell the end user who you
misled when you used Alt, while the Emacs manual and community uses
Meta.  That's why I am suggesting footnotes, so your information is not
misleading but merely verbose.

Ted


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