Exceptions and rules
Posted Oct 29, 2012 16:29 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Exceptions and rules
Parent article: Thoughts on the ext4 panic
If there is an actual exception, then the rule fails the test. If the rule passes the test, there's no exception.
Yup. 1001th wrong interpretation of the phrase. If you'll stop complaining for the minute and actually read the meaning of phrase in question you'll find out that original principle is exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis ("the exception confirms the rule in cases not excepted") and that this article used phrase correctly
The very fact that this tiny quirk which needed non-default (and non-recommended) mount options warranted such a huge ruckus means that the rule is ext4 is rock-solid in accordance to the exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis principle.
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