Tim Kynerd wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 16:00:29 +0000, Julian Snitow wrote:
> 
> 
>>Tim Kynerd wrote:
>>
>>>On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 15:03:40 +0000, Julian Snitow wrote:
>>>

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>>Whether or not one is "in the right" is immaterial; belligerence rarely
>>inspires others to write code on one's behalf.
> 
> 
> I reread the original post and I cannot honestly see that the original
> poster was asking for this.
> 
> The last sentence of that post is:
> "Any quick workaround that anyone can provide would be appreciated."

Hmm.. must've missed that one...

> 
> That certainly isn't asking for changes in the way Ruby works. Nor can I
> find anything in the rest of the post that asks for that. There's a big
> difference between saying "I don't like the way Ruby works in this regard;
> is there a workaround?" and "I don't like the way Ruby works in this
> regard; [please] change it."
> 
> Nor do I see anything wrong with responding to belligerence with
> belligerence. Given that initial response, I didn't see much reason to
> expect help from that particular quarter.
> 

*shrug*   I guess it depends on how you interpreted the initial response.