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Ilya Zakharevich
September 30, 1999 14:34
Re: deprecating SIGDIE
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On Thu, Sep 30, 1999 at 02:52:41PM -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> >> >I repeat: do not put words in Larry's mouth.  If he wants to say
> >> >something, he can.
> >> 
> >> I resent being accused of not telling the truth. 
> >Then do not tell lies when it is suitable for your target of the hour.
> I have told no lie.  And you are a knave and a scoundrel to say so.  Larry
> said that the current eval/die confusion was because people were using
> it wrong, and that perhaps it should be zapped.  Yes, that's paraphasing.

"Perhaps it should be zapped" was not what you were implying.  Some
vague statement like this is exactly what I remember.  Moreover, it
could have been retracted after the 'die if $^S' construct was
mentioned in the same thread.

I find it helpful to keep in mind that after (?) the Rule 1 was
created, the opinions Larry expresses on this forum are very much
subdued.  It looks like he is explicitly wording his opinions in such
a way to make it harder to apply Rule 1 until he explicitly requires
this.  ;-)


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