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Re: The minibuffer vs. Dialog Boxes (Re: Making XEmacs be more up-to-dat

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: The minibuffer vs. Dialog Boxes (Re: Making XEmacs be more up-to-date)
Date: 23 Apr 2002 22:02:48 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Common Lisp)

>>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen J Turnbull <address@hidden> writes:

    Stephen> Hm.  That hadn't occurred to me.  "Refuse to learn" in my
    Stephen> dialect is quite a strong condemnation, actually, and I
    Stephen> was already adding quite a bit of fuzz since Eli isn't
    Stephen> (quite) a native speaker.  :-) To "refuse" to learn
    Stephen> typically implies obstinacy or perversity.  In my
    Stephen> dialect, which I think is representative of native
    Stephen> speakers in this particular case.

    Stephen> My apologies, Eli, if I've gotten the connotations you
    Stephen> intend quite opposite.

I see this last is quite unclear; it could be read to imply "Eli
condemns Terje", which is not my intention.

What I meant is that (1) I'm aware that Eli is not a native speaker,
(2) I do not believe he intends "condemnation" of Terje, but (3) I do
believe Eli feels strongly that Terje _should_ think again, and invest
more effort in learning about Emacs.  (4) If (3) is wrong, then I
really misread Eli quite badly, and I'm sorry.

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