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Re: Running cmd programs in cygwin / rxvt
Christopher Faylor wrote:
How about "Cygwin - where it DOES eventually hurt to ask if you start
a conversation saying 'I know nothing about X but couldn't you
just...' and then keep asking that question in various simple ways
even when it is politely implied that it is not possible."
How about instead of politely imply, politely say. I'm not a mind
reader! You also missed an opportunity to *explain* and *educate*
instead of berate and demean. (Hmmm... Would demean be the opposite of
mean? I don't think so).
I don't know nothing about ptys - I know a little. I just don't know the
technical details because I've had no reason to date to learn them. So I
asked a question - which shouldn't be snapped at but was snapped at
nonetheless. A polite and informative reply to such a question would be
something akin to "No that can't be done because <fill in reason here>"
which would have served to enlighten me, and everybody else like me,
about the mechanisms of ptys and their limitation and why my request
would be difficult to impossible to do. Implying things do nothing to
enlighten because they assume you have fore-knowledge - in this case
about the technical details involved. However that would not even
register on the "meanness" scale therefore inappropriate for this group
We kid about "meanness" here but in reality there is no real joke -
people here are often mean, which is not something I would brag about
but for some reason certain people here seem to feel pride in being
mean, which is the opposite of polite. IOW, in general, being mean is
*counter productive*! So which are you Chris? Mean? Or polite?
It's not hard to meet expenses, they're everywhere.
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