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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
This is NOT the Iliad who does the "User Friendly" comic strip. That was confusing, since the
"User Friendly" story was nearby.
NOT the Iliad of User Friendly
Posted Nov 19, 2007 17:53 UTC (Mon) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047)
I thought the same thing at first. Then I saw the spelling was different. Still, gave me
quite a shock.
Posted Nov 19, 2007 23:15 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Yeah. The French one knows how to spell ;} (yes, this *does* annoy me
whenever I see Illiad's signature on a UF strip. Yes, I *do* lack a life.)
Posted Nov 20, 2007 19:20 UTC (Tue) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
The anal retentivity you are applying to spelling can serve you in good stead when dealing
with niggly technical issues. In one context it may be seen as obnoxious, while in another
dilligent. Don't sell yourself short, so long as you know when not to browbeat.
Posted Nov 20, 2007 22:06 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Actually I *was* planning to hire one of the xkcd ninjas to drop in on
Illiad's bedroom and write LEARN TO SPELL on his bedside table. ;}
But that's entirely reasonable and in no way excessive.
Posted Nov 22, 2007 10:34 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
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