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RE: Why no static GLIB/GLIB2 libraries?

Joe Smith wrote:
> "Dave Korn" <> wrote in message
>> Joe Smith wrote:
>>> Gerrit said:
>>>> Actually Gerrit is a male and
>>> Yeah, I had always suspected such :D
>>>> Corinna is a female name,
>>> Again I suspected this.
>>> However, oddly, you identified your own gender, but for Corinna, you
>>> merely noted that by custom, that name is assigned to females. You did
>>> not state the fairly obvious, but never-the-less important fact
>>> that this Corinna is indeed female.
>>  No, you've misread how this slightly complicated english language
>> construction is meant to be read:
> No I did not. I am a native English speaker. The problem is that that
> sentence is ambigious, and does parse either way. Since the sentence is
> not absurd when parsed without implicit repetition (when parsed as I did
> for pointing out the problem), then the use of an abigious structure
> causes a major problem. So do not construct futher sentences in that
> fashion unless it is evident that the simplier parsing is almost
> certainly incorrect as the resulting meaning would be rediculous.

  Well, I thought the intent of the sentence was completely obvious; YMMV!

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