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Re: `set-variable' should use :set

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: `set-variable' should use :set
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 00:31:30 +0530
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Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 18:13, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> But it seems we both prefer, at least in some such trivial cases, to teach
>> fishing rather than grab the pole and pull an already caught fish on board.  
>> I
>> placed the fish firmly on the hook this time.  It's really not difficult to 
>> reel
>> it in.
>> What's missing is the will to do so, which apparently depends on agreement 
>> that
>> this fish is a worthy one.  Or even a that it is truly a fish!  Submitting
>> patches does no more good here than pointing out clearly what is wrong.  
>> Believe
>> me (or not).
> I'm really interested in knowing whether I'm the only one who finds
> this comment quite patronizing...

I find the discussion unquestionably amusing and entertaining. Being new
to the list, I am overwhelmed (at times) by it's ground realities.

> (I'm not offended, so this is not a request for apologies, but a
> genuine question.)
>     Juanma

A disillusioned visitor,
Jambunathan K.

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