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RE: upgrade advice for end users

On 06 January 2007 23:11, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:

>> From: Dave Korn
>> Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007 3:44 PM
>> To: Thread TITTTL'd!
>> Subject: FW: upgrade advice for end users
>> On 05 January 2007 23:49, fschmidt wrote:
>>> Having just suffered through a cygwin upgrade, I would like to let
>>> other end users know what they need to do to get cygwin to work.
>>   Note how he implicitly believes that the only possible way
>> for something to work is however he imagines it should work,
> Which is totally different from your position... how exactly?

  My position is that if it works in /any/ valid way, it is "working" in the
common-or-garden sense, and that if you want an *authoritative* definition of
'valid', you go look up the specs, rather than indulge in wish-fulfilment.  In
short, I don't think anything was "broken" either before *or* after the recent
change to bash's CR handling, and to describe it as so is a purely pejorative
use of the word.  Since I don't think either one was broken, I don't claim any
special status for whichever way round happens to be to my personal taste.

  So, that would be different from his position.... how exactly?   By a
hundred and eighty degrees different, that's how.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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