This is what it actually says

René Micout rene.micout at
Sat Apr 10 05:50:30 EDT 2010

I love the Richmond's moods (or rant) ! ;-)
But for a no-english person (like me) it is very difficult to understand (ans really appreciate !) ;-) + ;-)

Le 10 avr. 2010 à 11:12, Richmond Mathewson a écrit :

> On 10/04/2010 11:52, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
>> I broke out in a cold sweat when I saw this:
>> Its a common reaction among C neophytes, its because you had failed to
>> declare your variables.  If it happens again, splash some cold water on your
>> face, sit down, declare your variables, and you'll feel a whole lot better!
> "sit down and eat your vegetables" . . . Mmm . . . takes me back to a
> summer visit with my Granny in Dundee . . . who . . . believed that it
> was good to boil vegetables until they had no taste and no nutritional
> value left: end result - have just eaten a raw carrot and a raw turnip
> (washed down with black coffee) for my breakfast: try it; sets one up
> for the day! Certainly, having risen from my lumpy bed in a lumpy
> mood, a little bit of crudité makes me "feel a whole lot better".
> And, for all I know. RunRev may look a "bit raw" to the self-appointed
> gods of computer programming. I, for one, don't have any great
> pretensions to divinity in that area (nor any other, come to think of
> it, ha, ha).
> Personally I would rather risk "breaking a tooth" on the crunchy
> exterior of RunRev that do a "back to the future" with Objective-C,
> which reminds me of PASCAL 5 in a funny sort of way . . . in fact in
> such a funny sort of way that I would rather leave it, along with
> the memory of Granny's "biled greens" in the reasonably
> long-forgotten past. Although, to be fair, Granny also kept me
> well-supplied with mixed-boilings and the Beano.
> Programming-qua-programming I can see no obvious advantages
> in using Objective-C over RunRev; if, however, it can do the things
> on Linux that RunRev can do on Mac and Windows but cannot on
> Linux I may well have to control my gag reflex (wow, traumatised
> by PASCAL) and chomp on down.
> I really do feel (as I'm sure quite a few other folk must too) that I
> have invested a serious amount of time and effort getting up to
> some sort of speed with RunRev; and, as you, Peter, pointed out;
> age gets in the way; and I really don't have the time, the money,
> or the Mojo (???) to do 'that' all over again with Objective-C.
> Frankly, I would much prefer (but Ah jalouse naebody's clappin
> their gully lugs til ma scrievins) if RunRev for Linux could be
> 'sorted out' - and by that I mean brought exactly up to par
> with the Win and Mac versions (I wonder how many times I
> am going to scrieve that before . . . ).
> Now: if somebody could help me with some sort of a Wildcard
> method for Unicode I would be a considerably happier
> person!
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.
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