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Re: For French speakers only

From: Tim Gorman <>
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 13:00:14 -0700
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Hear! Hear!

Like the typical American living several hundred km from the nearest international border, the closest opportunity I've ever had to learn French was by maintaining some "C" code written in France. The "C" code is the same everywhere, but understanding and updating the French comments in the pre-Babelfish early 1980s allowed me to understand a bit...

If you don't mind mangled replies in pseudo-French or in flat-out English, please feel free to post here in French. Of course, pending Jared's approval, but that's my personal feelings in the matter. It'll be good for all of us, vive le difference...



on 3/7/04 7:15 AM, Goulet, Dick at wrote:

> Stephen,
> You and your countrymen are free to use French here if you like. Mine is VERY
> rusty, but the exercise would be useful.
> Dick Goulet
> Senior Oracle DBA
> Oracle Certified 8i DBA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephane Faroult []
> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 6:57 AM
> To:
> Subject: For French speakers only
> All right, I am posting this in English because I find impolite to post
> in a language that the majority doesn't understand, and all French
> speakers on this list also speak English, but it only concerns those of
> you who feel more comfortable in French than in English.
> I have over the years met many good DBAs (many mediocre ones too, but
> this is another topic) whose command on English was sufficient for
> reading the docs but a bit 'light' to participate on this kind of list
> as actively as they might otherwise have. I have often advertised this
> list, but with little success amongst most French speakers. I guess that
> many on this list have made the same observation.
> I have just created a list named oraclefr on (just like
> oracle-l).
> You subscribe to this list by sending email to
> with 'subscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web
> interface.
> I don't expect the traffic to be huge, especially in the beginnings, so
> I guess that it will be easier to subscribe to both oracle-l and
> oraclefr than to oracle-l and the lazydba list (I dare hardly mention
> the off-topic list). Please advertise widely, especially to people who
> are English-shy.

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