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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more on the merge-fest

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more on the merge-fest
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 03:40:41 +0000
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On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 07:29:02PM -0800, Samuel A. Falvo II wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 November 2003 06:16 pm, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > You have spent too much time looking at the plans and specifications
> > for government work and not enough looking at what actually happens in
> > the real world.
> That's a rather condescending thing to say, considering you know nothing 
> about who I am or my experience.

False. I know one very important thing about your experience: it leads
you to the conclusion you made. From this piece of data I can conclude
all kinds of things.

Arguments of the form "You know nothing about [me]..." are invariably

> > Most of the time, the specification is pulled out of the air (to
> > satisfy the requirements) and then ignored completely, and bears no
> > resemblence to the result.
> Not for the companies I've worked for, and none of them were tied to the 
> government in any way.

So they are totally irrelevant? Why are you even bringing them up?

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