Re: [dev] IRC on Free node

From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2013 15:18:46 +0000 (UTC)

Chris Down dixit:

>On 2013-11-02 11:13, Dmitrij D. Czarkoff wrote:
>> Gmail's webmail doesn't allow to tune quoting & attribution in a
>> sensible manner, so repeating this every time doesn't make much sense.

Meh, until it’s beaten into peoples’ brains… ;-)

>Surely the answer to that is to not use Gmail's webmail client, then?

Either that, or hand-trim the fullquote before adding one’s own text.
People even do that in Outlook Expreß when they need to but know how
to properly quote… it just involves a little bit of effort. But not
much more, since one needs to trim the quote in other MUAs as well.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"
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