Re: All hail Neo!
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 11:08:19 +0200
David Cressey wrote:
> mAsterdam wrote
>>Which? You mean between "I don't have a killfile" and "my killfile is >>empty"? HAHAHAHAHA
> In the context of a discussion on actual content, rather than etiquette and
> personalities, I find the distinction between "empty" and "doesn't exist"
> quite interesting.
Yep. In another context it would be.
In the actual context, Bob Badour apologizing for not understanding, however, it quickly becomes a ridicoulous escape route.
To reprovide the snipped context:
Bob Badour wrote:
> mAsterdam wrote: > >> Bob Badour wrote: >> >>> mAsterdam wrote: >>> >>>> Bob Badour wrote: >>>> >>>>> They have been added to my killfile for ages. I only see what they >>>>> write when somebody else excerpts it. >>>> >>>> On my list (ordered, by definition) of self-aggrandizing idiots you >>>> rise. >>> >>> >>> Your loss then. I really suggest you switch to a useful newsreader. >>> Personally, I use Netscape Mail & Newsgroups, but I am sure lots of >>> other newsreaders have killfiles. >> >> >> Ah! Let's rephrase. My killfile is empty. >> You did not understand that? >> Pity. Pity you. > > > Sorry. "Not exists" and "exists but empty" seem like a logical > difference to me.
> For some time now, I've been designing a data representation scheme around
> what I'll call "smart datablocks". I found it very useful to have different
> representations for a "null block", meaning the absence of a block where
> one was expected, and an "empty block", meaning an ordinary data block,
> but one whose payload is empty.
To talk about that, you really should change the subject line. Received on Sun Apr 23 2006 - 11:08:19 CEST