list corner case
pagaltzis at gmx.de
Tue Sep 9 16:28:24 EDT 2008
* Bowerbird at aol.com <Bowerbird at aol.com> [2008-09-09 21:15]:
> aristotle said:
> > Obviously, the formatter should try its best
> > to reflect the structure of the written prose
> the question is what to do when the structure is ambiguous.
> you're saying "do something, anything" is the right approach.
> i've put forth a position that "do nothing" is a better method,
> because that will force the author to become less ambiguous.
How does doing the sometimes-wrong thing fail to force the author
to become less ambiguous?
Is forcing the author to become less ambiguous even a goal of
> this position has enough rigor that you cannot destroy it. i'd
> say it's far better to say "i don't prefer it" and move on.
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