At 10:58 AM 6/1/01 +0900, you wrote:

>"Hal E. Fulton" wrote:
> > ...
> > > |If we're not going to have both, I'd vote for: Change the meaning of the
> > > ||...| notation, fix all the old code that it breaks, and move on.
> > >
> > > This is a price for a mistake I made.  I feel really sorry that YOU
> > > have to pay the price.
> >
> > Speaking only for myself... this guilt is surely misplaced.
> >
> > You gave us a great language. OK, it has a quirk or two.
>
>As for me, I accept the apology. I did spend considerable time
>trying to figure out this particular quirk. Time isn't free.

To be fair, you might also consider putting into the sum the time you saved 
not having to write your own language interpreter...

Bye,
         Luigi