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Ricardo Signes
June 5, 2015 15:36
Re: for 5.24: new categories for strict/warnings?
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* Rocco Caputo <> [2015-06-05T09:00:03]
> The "Bring me sandwiches" case seems like a "makes life more
> interesting" version of "Bring me every kind".  You'll never know
> which kinds you won't get until you realize you didn't get them.
> The only people who will spin the Wheel of Sandwiches are either
> looking for excitement or don't really understand the Wheel of
> Sandwiches.

I hesitate to stretch the metaphor even further...

The difference is "bring me whatever you think best" versus "whatever you can
make."  The Chinese place on 9th St. that I like won't even give me tripe
unless I specifically ask for it, even if I order a sampler.

Anybody who says "use warnings;" is *already* spinning the Wheel of Sandwiches,
knowing that we might add or remove warnings as we see fit, and as we have done
over time.

Right now, we can't offer a warning at all unless we want to put it into
everybody's sampler.  We can't have speciality items.

But really, the point of this metaphor was not about `use` but about `no`.
When you say `no sandwiches;`, no matter what kind of complex order you had
placed, they all stop coming.


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