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Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems
Date: 24 Nov 2001 12:11:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

 Miles> address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:

 >> If the head GNUisance and Emacs deity's comment with regard to
 >> problems operating Emacs under Windows is a recommendation of
 >> throwing your computer out of the window

 Miles> That was pretty clearly what one might call a `rhetorical
 Miles> flourish' (though I suppose Richard might personally choose to
 Miles> throw his computer out the window rather than using windows).

Ah, and since it was a `rhetorical flourish' that gave you the right
for telling me publicly I was imagining it?

 Miles>      I rather resent the remark about `backpedaling' -- if
 Miles>      Richard says something stupid, I'm certainly not going to
 Miles>      defend him, but in this case he said something quite
 Miles>      reasonable, and still got shit for it.  _That_ I won't
 Miles>      stand for.

I did not give him "shit" for it, in fact I agreed on the main point
but disagreed on the impetus of his rhetorical flourish.  But since
you know better than RMS himself what he is saying, it only stands to
reason that you know better than myself what I am saying in reply to
him.  For that reason I'll leave any further discussion between myself
and RMS in this thread to you, since you seem to handle both of us
quite competently.

A pity it is not as easy as that to get people to handle free software
tasks.  Sigh.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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