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Re: Defun Self Documentation

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Defun Self Documentation
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2020 19:03:58 +0100

> Sent: Friday, November 06, 2020 at 6:36 PM
> From: "Gregory Heytings via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor" 
> <>
> To: "Eli Zaretskii" <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Defun Self Documentation
> >> It's rude indeed, but see his "apology" mail on Sat, 29 Aug 2020
> >> 14:52:36 +0200.  He has a personality disorder, which makes him behave
> >> weirdly from time to time.  IMO it's better to ignore this when it
> >> happens.
> >
> > Sorry, I'm not prepared to ignore people who publicly smear the names of
> > others with profanities.  Those people should be prepared to have their
> > names publicly smeared as well.
> >
> That's correct only if you assume that everyone behaves in a rational way.
> There are people with psychological disabilities, who sometimes do not
> behave rationally.  One particularly impressive disability is for example
> Tourette's syndrome.[1] The best thing you can do is to not take what they
> do and say seriously/literally, IOW, to take what they do and say with
> many grains of salt.  Of course all this is more difficult to perceive
> with people who behave irrationally only at times, and is also more
> difficult to perceive on a mailing list.

That depends on how administrators run the project.  Not all are so 
Have you never worked in a serious job before! Administrators are entitled to
reject anybody who cannot function well in a society.  Still, I would not argue
that Emanuel Berg can offend anybody when writing on his own web pages.

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