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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] another poke at the special chars

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] another poke at the special chars
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 18:40:44 -0500
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On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 12:30:23PM +0000, Adam Spiers wrote:
> I also object to this "severely broken" label; as I have stated before
> on this list it is both optional and remarkably useful, so useful in
> fact that I would find a workaround for the arch usage rather than
> turn it off.

No doubt it is useful, but I don't think it's useful enough to justify
another magic character that mutates input in surprising ways.  They easily
could have added a riff on an existing magic character instead, as Tom

[I often want to get the path of an executable too, but it's certainly at
least order of magnitude less often than e.g., using a home dir (~).]

I'm beginning to think that life is just one long Yoko Ono album; no rhyme
or reason, just a lot of incoherent shrieks and then it's over.  --Ian Wolff

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