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Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:28:58 +0900

Perry E. Metzger writes:

 > > N.B. As you have probably recognized, the above is argument ad
 > > hominem,
 > Yes, and thus it is not valid argumentation.

Look who's arguing by label now!  The argumentum ad hominem is a
fallacy precisely when used to argue a point of fact unrelated to the
specific individuals discussing that point.

But my point is that since most of us don't have a high degree of
technical expertise, your opinions and recommendations as an expert
should be given great weight if they are unbiased with respect to the
Emacs context.  Unfortunately, I think your experience has biased you
in this context, and have argued that point.

I don't know if technically that's argumentum ad hominem, but it sure
looks like it to me.  In either case, it's valid.

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