On 4/27/06, Timwi <timwi(a)gmx.net> wrote:
This thread has gotten so dense that I can no
longer discern what the
topic is, much less who's on which side. If anyone sees fit to
continue it, I suggest they start by enumerating those two things.
Not sure what you mean by 'dense'. My "side" of the thread is just
I get agitated at illogical/fallacious arguments like "let's not use
slashes for italics -- they look like regular expressions." That's all.
According to the principle of least astonishment, if someone types
something between /slashes/ in a wiki document, he doesn't expect it
to turn into regular expressions to do some unobvious pattern matching
when "commit" is pressed. So I agree with you.
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