list literal gotcha and suggestion

Reinier Zwitserloot reinier at
Thu Oct 8 18:06:21 PDT 2009

I can quote a dozen threads where Neal suggested that moving stuff  
into a library is better than language changes, especially during the  
earlier days of coin, when closures weren't quite off the table. Check  
the ARM proposal thread, you'll find plenty.

If you read that as an insult, perhaps you're vehemently opposed to  
that idea. I think I correctly characterized Neal's sentiments, and I  
have a hard time believing I denigrated that viewpoint, as I ascribe  
to it. Evidently you find the 'First name "characterization" last  
name' form insulting regardless of the characterization. No clue why  
that pushes your buttons, but now that I know I'll try to avoid it.

  --Reinier Zwitserloot

On 2009/09/10, at 01:49, Tim Peierls wrote:

> 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.
> --tim

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