R-alpha: batch

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
28 Nov 1997 11:48:36 +0100

Jim Lindsey <jlindsey@luc.ac.be> writes:

> In my limited knowledge of computers, a program that creates a hidden
> file without informing you and then, in subsequent runs, has its
> behaviour modified in unpredictable ways because of this is called a
> virus.

Aw c'mon, Jim! A program that changes *it's own* behavior based on a
saved wokspace? There's a company in Redmond employing thousands of
people producing millions of viruses and charging money for them to
boot, then.

Your voice in this matter is becoming increasingly shrill, and it is
becoming more and more difficult to take you seriously. Not saying
that you might not be right, but how about taking other people's
opinions into account?

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