[OT] onTO - How's that - OTonTO
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Sat May 25 18:15:00 EDT 2002
Well, considering the support for the four spellings
of hilite/highlight/highlite/hilight, on/onto would
not be too much to ask, I'd say..
True, there are other things each of us would rather
have added onto the environment in terms of
functionality and/or ease of use and/or speed of
But there's nothing wrong with asking :-)
Just my two eurocents of course,
"As we grow oldee, we grow both wiser and more foolish
at the same time." (De Rochefoucald)
--- Klaus Major <k_major at osnabrueck.netsurf.de> wrote:
> Hi Jim and all,
> there is a list somewhere called "xTalk".
> I think that would be the right place for this
> "linguistic and semantic
> for beginners/intermediates" thread.
> Please continue this academic "battle" there.
> And you may also consult Mr. Scott Raney, who might
> have to say
> something to this thread ;-)
> But i am sure he's got some more important work to
> do ;-)
> (Making MC to support the full UNIX-strength of OS
> > Tyue, but there has always been a difference
> between proper written
> > English and "proper" spoken English (the Queen's
> Enlgish or whatever),
> > and whatever is actually spoken by people.
> Who/Whom is a case in point
> > (IMO, that distinction will be all but gone in
> spoken english within 20
> > years if not already, and may fade from written
> English within 100
> > years [especailly if we had an intervening world
> war that destroyed
> > most of the dictionaries..]) Farther/Further is
> another favorite point
> > of contention, one referring to distance and the
> other to degree.
> > James Kilpatrick's newspaper column "The Writer's
> Art" in the
> > Bloomington Herald Times (it may be syndicated as
> well) loves this kind
> > of linguistic confusion.
> > BUT, I haven't been following this thread since
> it's beginning, but
> > it seems to me that if there is some confusion on
> whether 'on' or
> > 'onto' is more correct, then xTalk should support
> BOTH. Yes this leads
> > to a technically more verbose syntax. But
> considering the words in
> > question are so morphologically and semantically
> close to each other
> > makes this easier to swallow than Applescript
> allowing you to address
> > parameters using the pronouns with,from,to,onto,
> etc, etc, etc
> > ("Dammit! Which pronoun do I have to use to get
> this to work!!?")
> > Jim
> Klaus Major
> k_major at osnabrueck.netsurf.de
> Has someone ever heard about arguing about the
> syntax of C or C++ or
> Java or whatever ?
> What is so difficult to learn some expressions that
> are SOOOOO close to
> the english language.
> What about the non native speaking folks ? Do we
> compain about that ?
> Looks like you have to much free time ;-)
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