On Oct 6, 2006, at 9:16 AM, Martin Coxall wrote:

>> Put your hands down. Notice that everyone that says it's bad form is
>> doing so on purely ideological basis. I challenge them to show one  
>> good
>> _practical_ case where it's truly "bad".
>
> You're working on the assumption that violating idiom or convention
> isn't bad. As far as I'm concerned, it's very bad, because that's
> where the root of many unpleasant and hard-to-find bugs lie.

Well said.

> My hand is staying up.

I agree.

James Edward Gray II