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Re: Xah Lee

__/ [David] on Saturday 15 October 2005 20:31 \__

> On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 15:08:42 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>__/ [John Bokma] on Saturday 15 October 2005 08:19 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> I thought some people in this group may find this interesting.
>>>> http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2005/10/15/non-evolving-se-os/
>>> Aargh, you link to a well know troll: Xah Lee.
>>You reap what you saw, you cite what you read, you make up for mistakes. I
>>am reluctant to prune text once it's written. I never erase, but only
>>comment out text* (HTML and LaTeX included). My apologies for that
>>mistake. UseNet disorientation means unknown 'faces'. *smile*
>>*I have the same tendency when it comes to code. About 50% of my source
>>files are commented out lines, which some editors (with relevant modular
>>bits of the compiler) can easily omit. I suffer from information greed, I
>>think. I hate erasing lines or code, which might become useful one day.
> And this commented out code goes online?
> What a waste of bandwidth and time for your visitors having to
> download code that should be deleted!!
> Why don't you make a library of code snippets or something for future
> use? I rarely throw away code, but never comment code out, if it isn't
> going to be used delete it from source, makes it so much easier to
> work with.
> Looking at the code of the page above you have this-
> <!-- font size="2">To return to the main<br />
> page, please click <a title="Main Page - schestowitz.com"
> href="/">here</a>.</font -->

*smile* I forgot all about it. It goes about a year back.

> You aren't going to use fonts again (right?) so wouldn't it be better
> to delete this?
> David


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