[R] Logical inconsistency

Wacek Kusnierczyk Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no
Tue Dec 9 21:26:57 CET 2008

Patrick Connolly wrote:
> On Mon, 08-Dec-2008 at 02:05AM +0800, Berwin A Turlach wrote:
> |> G'day Wacek,
> |> 
> |> On Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:49:24 +0100
> |> Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
> |> 
> |> [....]
> |> > >> there is, in principle, no problem in having a high-level language
> |> > >> perform the computation in a logically consistent way.  
> |> > >
> |> > > Is this now supposed to be a "Radio Eriwan" joke?  As another saying
> |> > > goes: in theory there is no difference between theory and practice,
> |> > > in practice there is.
> |> > 
> |> > no joke, sorry to disappoint you. 
> |> 
> |> Apparently it is, you seem to be a comedian without knowing it. :)
> I think this guy's a riot!  Self-effacing humour is not easy to do,
> but he's really good at it.  That wonderful phrase a bit further back
> in this thread where he referred to his 'fiercely truculent' whining
> is one deserving preservation.  

as an afterthought, patrick:  i have already promised to keep my tongue
behind my teeth, but I'd like it to be a fair deal -- please try not to
provoke.  ain't bovvered, but maybe you're getting unnecessarily
personal, and it's really telling more about you than about me.  i'd
suggest that you actually read the funny quote at the bottom of your own
post (and kept in the foot of this post).

> It's a shame the brilliance is lost somewhat by the use a keyboard
> that has no <Shift> key.  I've found a lot of these wonderful musings
> too much effort to read.  I'm not familiar with exotic keyboard
> layouts, but perhaps the Norwegian one uses <Shift> for something mere
> non-Nordics wouldn't understand.  Pity that.

oncE you'rE sO couRageous to strIke at tHis leveL, YOU mAy wish to
con.ta.ct the developeRs of the r base package.  maybe we could avoid
having to navigate between design features such as fun and FUN, NA and
is.na, colMeans and colnames, Map and lapply, ifelse and tryCatch, and
other sorts of typographical adhockery.  can you find brilliance in
this?  is using these not too much effort for you?


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