Thread #47 on delimiters (was Re: Reverse a list)
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Feb 9 14:59:05 EST 2015
> "No. Delimiters are terminators, not dividers. They belong to the text
> that precedes them."
> Hmmm, what an interesting comment. Maybe we should discuss this...
It does seem a frequent enjoyment in our community, but I suspect the
outcome of yet another discussion on this will be the same as the many
times it's been explored in great and sometimes contentious detail in
the past: no change.
I have no opinion on this myself other than the selfish desire to not
have to rewrite decades of code, so I'm out of this loop and my opinion
doesn't really matter all that much anyway.
A far more relevant opinion of that of Mr. Waddingham, which he
expressed very thoroughly in the forums:
If we were to repeat once again all the arguments, counter-arguments,
and counter-counter-arguments about how the delimiter behavior should or
shouldn't work, I certainly don't mind the popcorn.
But if the interest is in any actionable outcome, please keep in mind
that we needn't convince anyone here on this list as much as we would
need to provide a sufficiently compelling case to Mr. Waddingham.
It's possible that he may change his mind, but to make a truly
compelling case it may help to read his comments there first.
I have my Orville Redenbacher's at the ready just in case.... :)
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