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Re: [nmh-workers] #ifdef UK

From: Robert Elz
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] #ifdef UK
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 18:14:08 +0700

    Date:        Sat, 18 May 2019 23:58:17 +0100
    From:        spaceman <address@hidden>
    Message-ID:  <address@hidden>

Ralph has already answered (I was offline for a "power maintenance"
day all day today...), but...

  | It might be pure opinion but I don't think M/D is "stupid" when put in
  | context for example:

No, that's fine, but that's MM-DD (sometimes just MMDD) and is preceded
by the year (when it is included), if anyone were to write MM-DD-YYYY that
would be just as stupid as M/D/Y (or its M/D contraction).   Putting the
smallest unit in the middle is absurd (and yes, counting in German is
just as bad.)

  | Some people
  | write left to right others right to left, (and if you really going for
  | it, top to bottom and bottom to top), which one of those is "stupid"?

None of them, as they're all internally consistent - they're just
different.   But if someone decided to write left to right for the
first four words of each line, then switch to right to left for the
next three words, and then finish the line left to right again, as if
the previous line (to this one) was written:

   next three words, and line left to right again, as if eht hsinif neht

I think you'd agree, that would be stupid.


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