Re: parallel newsgroup ?

Daniel S. Barclay (
Thu, 26 Jan 1995 00:51:58 +0100

"Daniel W. Connolly" <> writes:

.... No check
to make sure that your original text is larger than the text you're
quoting. ...

That is an inappropriate check. (Actually, my real opinion is that it
completely sucks, and anyone who implements such a check should be
subjected to <insert your favorite extreme unpleasantness here>.)

For example, you can't give a short answer to a longer question that
needs to be quoted to be clear.

"Are you sure?" warnings and checks are fine, but don't create arrogant
software that always assumes it knows more than the user does.


Daniel S. Barclay      Compass Design Automation, Inc.  Suite 101, 5457 Twin Knolls Rd.  Columbia, MD 21045 USA