claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Wed Apr 9 22:46:02 CEST 2008
On Wed, 09 Apr 2008 14:44:22 -0500
"Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at sixdemonbag.org> wrote:
> If you're going to misquote someone, at least do it accurately. The
> original poster's exact words were "is the only Free Software
> implementation of S/MIME that has passed the Sphinx interoperability tests."
Yes, exactly. That's why I asked what else was tested. I don't see any
misquoting. As you say...
> The parse is ambiguous.
> You can read it as meaning "only one Free
> Software implementation was submitted to Sphinx, and it passed". You
> can read it as "other Free Software implementations were submitted to
> Sphinx, and only KMail passed".
Yes, exactly. That's why I asked what else was tested.
> Or you can do what I do, which is recognize that it's an ambiguous
> parse, and assume that the person speaking is a reasonable human being
> who is probably not engaging in semantic trickery. Accusing people of
> malfeasance when there is no clear evidence any occurred is a
> McCarthyism into which I do not wish to fall.
'malfeasance' is a strong word. Alas, it seems that you might be slipping
> Ingo is a reasonable human being.
I didn't say otherwise.
have a banana
Note to self: do as Robert does.
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