The proper way to open()

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes sthoenna at
Wed Feb 1 18:41:07 GMT 2012

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:34 AM, Smylers <Smylers at> wrote:
> Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes writes:
>> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM, David Cantrell
>> <david at> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 05:03:47PM +0000, James Laver wrote:
>> > > No, explicitly not. The || operator is far too high precedence
>> > > binding. Use 'or' to remove your bug.
>> >
>> > No.  The correct solution to buggy code caused by precedence is not
>> > to invent a new level of precedence, but to use parens.
>> No.
> Please can we get out of the habit of beginning follow-ups with "No"?
> That's 3 in a row following back through the nesting here, mostly for
> things which are matters of opinion and taste, not fact.
> It turns out that Dave and I happen to think about this situation
> differently, but that doesn't mean I consider him to be wrong for
> thinking the way he does (which is perfectly consistent and obviously
> works for him). Surely we can share different opinions on a topic
> without labelling each other as being wrong? It just seems a little
> hostile.

I was echoing the "No" intentionally to hint at just that message.
Perhaps not a good plan in retrospect.  Thanks for spelling it out.

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