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Re: modularity, code for yourself and possibly others

From: Tadeus Prastowo
Subject: Re: modularity, code for yourself and possibly others
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2019 11:57:12 +0200

On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:38 AM Richard Stallman <> wrote:
> The locution "your pet XYZ" is somewhat dismissive and disparaging.
> It means, "The XYZ that you fuss over so much for no objective
> reason."
> I'm sure you didn't mean it that way, and it isn't a big deal.
> But since the question has come up, I'd like to make people
> aware of this.

Ah, okay, noted.  The meaning really has changed then because I
learned that term a year ago when babysitting using the following
Chubby Cheeks, dimple chin,
Rosy lips, teeth within,
Curly hair, very fair,
Eyes are blue, lovely too,
Teacher’s pet, is that you?

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> Dr Richard Stallman
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