Apology (was Re: [plt-scheme] Idiomatic equivalent to exn:application in v299?)

From: Felix Klock's PLT scheme proxy (pltscheme at pnkfx.org)
Date: Sun Feb 6 18:41:50 EST 2005

On Feb 6, 2005, at 4:59 PM, Richard Cobbe wrote:

>   For list-related administrative tasks:
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> <sigh>
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing on a mailing list?
>         -- .sig, Julien Salort <lists at juliensalort.org>

An apology:

When I wrote my response to Richard's message, I didn't realize that 
there was actual content at the bottom of it; I had thought you had 
just written that bit from Julien Salort and then stopped.  (I think 
that the mix of top- and bottom- posting is to blame for my mistake 

Once I saw that you had actually included new content for the 
discussion, I regretted posting my response.  It had absolutely nothing 
to do with PLT or Scheme.  At the very least, I should not have CC'd 
plt-scheme with that response.

I'm trying to cut the argument short at this point.  So, sorry for my 
earlier snippy response.  I do tend to be a trim+bottom poster, but 
there are some times when there is no appropriate trimming for the 
message, and in those cases, I will tend to follow whatever pattern is 
currently in place (if people are top-posting, then I top-post.  If 
they are bottom-posting, then I bottom-post.  In short, I do as the 
Romans do).


"I'll come to that bridge when I cross it"  -rickyd

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