Re: Input sought on datatyping tradeoff

From: Brian McBride <>
Subject: Re: Input sought on datatyping tradeoff
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:32:14 +0100

> At 18:12 15/07/2002 -0400, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> >I feel somewhat like the man who was asked if he was to be condemned to be 
> >executed whether he would like scrambled eggs or pancakes for breakfast 
> >before the execution.  After he replied ``Pancakes, of course'' he was 
> >told that then it would certainly be all right to execute him.
> I take your point but you would not let us away with that, would you :)
> Brian

Probably not, but protests after the fact have often been ineffectual in
cases like this. 


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