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Re: Keeping it kind

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Keeping it kind
Date: Fri, 1 May 2020 09:17:09 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 06:04:58PM -0400, Clément Pit-Claudel wrote:
> On 30/04/2020 14.58, address@hidden wrote:
> > People around here /care/ about the alist examples, since it's core
> > Lisp terminology. It may be a bit strange, but it makes programs more
> > readable to people around here.
> Let's not generalize too hastily.

I'm usually the one brandishing "all generalizations suck",
so I stand corrected: "some people around here". And yes,
on second reading, the above formulation carries an exclusive
undertone I don't like at all. Thanks for pointing that out.

>    FWIW, I'm not bothered in the least by alist-get (even better: it calls 
> cdr for me!), and I surmise I'm not alone "around here" to not find assq more 
> readable than alist-get.
> Also: we are all bound by the GNU Kind Communication guidelines on this 
> mailing list.  They include these:



> This whole thread has managed to violate about half of the guidelines on 
> https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/kind-communication.html ; I hope we can do 
> better in the future.

At least, yes. Let's keep trying :-)

-- tomás

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