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Re: Logic Bag concerns

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 1995 00:55:49 -0800
To: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9512020055.aa23127@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> Another extremely small point about this stuff:
> If there's already a NOT operator in the expression syntax, why do we
> have to start off with a negative in the header ("UNLESS:") itself? 
> I don't think it won't make the headers more readable if we don't keep it
> this way.

I must have been in a negative mood at the time.          ;-)

Actually, I usually think of preconditions as negative expressions,
which is why I picked Unless.  IF is fine too (it even saves 4 whole bytes).

Received on Saturday, 2 December 1995 01:08:48 UTC

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