On 10/6/06, James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net> wrote:
> 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.

Well, in spite of my previous arguments to the contrary, I'm going to
have to recind my down-hand and raise it high. Violating convention is
definitely problematic in my view. Thanks for bringing this up.

Cheers,
David