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Re: basic question: going back to dired


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:36:20 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 09:39, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Do not depend on dictionaries for definitions of CS terms, they
>> inevitably screw them up.
>
> I've quoted a dictionary, but I'm not depending on it; rather on my
> own CS days back in the eighties. Obviously now it is a more generic
> term.
>

But don't forget its not just a comp sci term. In fact, comp sci
borrowed it from "normal" english. In my comp sci days, also in the 80s,
it still had the more generalised term that fits with how emacs uses
it. 

Tim


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