On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 12:13:18 -0800, Paul Lutus wrote:

> stef wrote:
> 
> / ...
> 
>>> For such a person, understanding a bit-flip is far below the priority of
>>> understanding encapsulation and top-down design.
>>>
>>>
>> paul i think u'r correct in the sense that u can be a great driver w/ out
>> understanding all the ins and outs of the engine, etc. in italy, they
>> still have driving students learn all about the engine, how it works,
>> etc.; as opposed to teaching them how to drive right away and leave the
>> mechanical part for the mechanically inclined. sure it's great to know
>> more; and i do want to know more but i also have to be productive and
>> efficient--which will then afford me the time to learn more, etc.  if i
>> get bogged down in the mechanical details before ever having a chance to
>> be productive, that we be a problem. i say this w/ out really kowing what
>> i am getting into or the complete relevance of it but u get my
>> meaning.....
> 
> Sure, I get your meaning, after a little help from my Perlish IRC cruft
> filter:
> 
> s/ paul / Paul /g
> 
> s/ u'r / you are /g
> 
> s/ italy / Italy /g
> 
> s/ i / I /g
> 
> s/ u / you /g
> 
> s! w/ out ! without !g
> 
> No pure regexp for the rule "Sentences begin with a capital letter", but
> since this is a Ruby newsgroup:
> 
> message.gsub!(%r{(^|\.\s+)(\w)}) { |c| c.upcase }
> 
> If this seems anal, remember that computers are unashamedly anal, fully ten
> times worse than a human OCD sufferer.
>

well that's really helpful........