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Re: Meanness

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Meanness
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 18:30:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 17:51, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I am tired of having all sorts of silly insinuations ascribed to me in
>> order to have people "win" their arguments.
>> We are in disagreement over the relative merit of having Emacs run on
>> Windows.  I don't see why this can only be considered tolerable when one
>> can prove me to be a blabbering idiot.
>> So feel free to disagree with me if you are so inclined, but please
>> refrain from putting nonsense in my mouth.  If you can't justify your
>> views before yourself and others without resorting to such measures,
>> this should make you think.
> Color me puzzled. I agree with what Eli said in response to Alfred M.
> Szmidt.

I am one of those "others who expressed similarly extremist views in
this dispute".

> I particularly agree with this bit I quoted:
>> We have a common goal here: improving Emacs.  Let's not put that goal
>> in jeopardy by emphasizing minor (yes, minor!) differences between us
>> on how soon and how completely should each private citizen switch to
>> using Free Software and Free Software alone.
> I fail to see how that means that I try to "prove [you] a blabbering
> idiot",

So why are you agreeing that my extremist views in this dispute try to
control "how soon and how completely should each private citizen switch
ti using Free Software and Free Software alone"?

> that I "[put] nonsense in [your] mouth" or that I adscribe to you
> "silly insinuations".
> Honestly, we've had differences before, but this time I don't know
> what you're talking about.

Then please identify the extremists that you think Eli is talking about,
and explain in which postings they try to mandate taking control over
private citizens' software use.

And I am not talking about buzzphrases from the peanut gallery (you can
get those a dime a dozen for every point of view).

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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