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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-18 12:50:53

"Andy Little" <andy_at_[hidden]> writes:

> An example of Mr Scabels 'debating style':
> " I personally feel like this discussion is largely tangential (and
> am under the distinct impression that Mr. Landry couldn't be
> bothered to give the SI web site I referenced his time). Whether or
> not your personal religion admits degrees, radians, bunches of
> grapes, dozens, or any other random existing or future tag is
> largely irrelevant."
> And yet you raised no objection to this outburst. An apology to Mr Landry in
> order here ?

Well, you're right; I handn't noticed that. I should carefully look
through an entire thread before issuing any sanctions. It seems that
nobody was exempt from stepping over the line of civility. I'm not
sure whether to apologize to Mr. Landry or give Mr. Scabel a similar
sanction, or both, so...

  1. Sorry, everybody (especially Walter)!

  2. Everybody please cool it!

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> BTW I am being obtuse on purpose... Only to illustrate a point.

Well, it was amusing, but I don't think the obtuseness was neccessary.

> Why not call a *ceasefire* :-) (joke) on the subject of
> angles.... Lets talk about another problem... MPL compile times.
> Are we going to have to wait for the next generation of compilers
> before poor Mr Scabels code will be of any potential use?

I don't know if I can answer that in the form it's posed.
On which compilers? With or without changes to Mr Scabels code?
Where can I get a look to see if he's done something needlessly

Dave Abrahams
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