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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:03:49 +0100
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() David Kastrup <address@hidden>
() Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:32:04 +0100

   > No, the real problem is that our English dialects differ.

   Quite unlikely.  "dialects" don't differ to a degree where
   causations are diametrically opposed.

Well, to be pedantic, "support" and "require" both do not have
causal connotations.  That is, in both constructs:

  A supports B.
  A requires B.

one cannot generally infer that A "causes" B (or vice versa).
That A is impacted (perhaps negatively) by B (or its lack) is
another matter entirely.

I think a lot of misunderstanding arises when we forget this.

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