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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Sheesh. Dishonesty *implies* bad intent. If something is accidental or unintentional it's not
(Quibbling over the meanings of words only works if you know what the meanings of those words
"Stable" kernel 184.108.40.206 released
Posted Jun 18, 2008 17:47 UTC (Wed) by PaXTeam (subscriber, #24616)
> (Quibbling over the meanings of words only works if you know what the
> meanings of those words actually *are*.)
hear hear brother! and let me help you out while i'm at it:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=malice . malice requires intent to harm another out
of hostility, or something like that, you're the native speaker, i'm sure you can interpret it
properly. now, the kernel devs did not actually want to do anything like that, they simply
wanted to save face and look better in statistics, or so. that's not malice, only dishonesty
(they did know what they committed to in Documentation/SecurityBugs and did violate that
> If something is accidental or unintentional it's not dishonest.
strawman warning ;)! the suppression of security info in the commits we pointed out as such
was neither accidental nor unintentional (nor malicious, just dishonest), so i have no idea
what you're talking about.
Posted Jun 19, 2008 9:47 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
If you're not a native speaker, might I suggest *not* engaging in vast flamewars based solely
on parsing fine details of the meanings of words?
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