list literal gotcha and suggestion

Tim Peierls tim at
Thu Oct 8 16:49:25 PDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Reinier Zwitserloot <reinier at
> wrote:

> *) Possibly you meant ad hominem in the informal sense, but I don't

see anything I my previous post that can even be construed as
> insulting your character.

Sure seemed ad hominem to me, particularly the bit where you referred to
Neal as 'Neal "<sloppy characterization here>" Gafter'.

But it certainly is hard to get the tone right in these discussions. For
example, to me your tone throughout this thread, Reinier "wildly off the
mark" Zwitserloot, has been insulting and arrogant; I try to bear in mind
that you probably don't mean it that way.


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