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Re: `set-variable' should use :set

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: `set-variable' should use :set
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 12:15:53 -0400
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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'm really interested in knowing whether I'm the only one who finds
> this comment quite patronizing...

The fishing analogy is hopelessly shopworn, anyway.  I much prefer Terry
Pratchet's version: "set a man on fire, and he is warm for the rest of
his life."

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