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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:35:51 +0900

David Kastrup writes:
 > "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:
 > > David Kastrup writes:
 > >
 > >  > Sigh.  I don't know _how_ often I have to repeat this.  The problem
 > >  > is not "supporting features of Clang", the problem is _requiring_
 > >  > features of Clang for supporting features of Emacs.
 > >
 > > No, the real problem is that our English dialects differ.  As far as I
 > > can tell from your "corrections" I use "support feature" where you use
 > > "require feature", I use "implement feature" where you use "support
 > > feature", but we mean almost exactly the same thing.
 > Quite unlikely.  "dialects" don't differ to a degree where causations
 > are diametrically opposed.

As I wrote above and you quote, IMO causation is not opposed at all.
We simply use certain crucial words ("support", "require", "feature")
in very different ways when speaking of relationships of one software
program to another.  It isn't easy for me, but if you will concede
that basic equivalence of causation, I'll try to use your dialect's
terminology to express it in the future.

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