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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Module loader against 2.5.46: 8/9
On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, Rusty Russell wrote:

> In message <Pine.LNX.3.96.1021106113408.24531B-100000@gatekeeper.tmr.com> you w
> rite:
> > On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > > No. I don't think that my original version wasn't clear, nor do I
> > > have time to negate every suggestion, no matter how well meaning or
> > > not, even if I had no better things to do, which does not seem likely,
> > > does it not?
> >
> > Please don't take this personally, but you just used another double
> > negative in your response.
>
> Did I? Not that I'm not sorry, but I just didn't realize my lack of
> clarity was causing confusion. I shall take your words to heart.
>
> > Now you may think that way, and talk that way, but a lot of people
> > who use Linux are not native speakers of English, and from
> > experience I suggest that the complex gramatical constructs in all
> > the help stuff should be avoided.
>
> I'd never have thought of that myself, but you're right. Even among
> our peers on this mailing list, for example, the nuances of English
> sometimes go astray.

Sure, we have people mentally translating English into totally dissimilar
languages like Finnish, German, Russian, Czech, and British.

>
> I will try to ensure my writing is straigtforward and impossible to
> misunderstand.
>
> > Eschew obfuscation.
>
> Sorry, I don't understand?
eschew = roughly "avoid" or "stay away from"
obfuscation = the process of making something obscure
>
> But thankyou for your insight!
> Rusty.
> --
> Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
>

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bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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