> Sigh, here we go again with Eli ...
Sigh, here we go again with Rod ...
> However, you eventually respond this way to *EVERYBODY* ...
I re-read the thread, and Eli asked a perfectly valid (if unexpected)
question, and rather than respect the question, the OP disrespected
the poster. Given that the issue is complex and yet still not fixed,
suggestions for the rare-but-possible cases are justified. The only
people who should be insulted by such suggestions are those who have
already solved the problem, or already tried the advice indicated, not
those who are still trying to figure it out.
We've seen a lot of wierd bugs in the past, so if we suggest something
completely out of the blue, it's probably because it's happened
So you see it. I don't.
> ask them if they're sure
Or, in this case, if they've considered the case where the compiler
might be lying to them about what it's doing.
> after they just spent a huge amount of time understanding the issue.
Yet still not solving.
> perception of others which is abnormal? ... D.J. and Charles seem
If you've been around all this time, why don't you spell my name
correctly yet? "I'm insulted, and assume you're doing it on purpose
just to annoy me[*]." Take the time to be precise in what you write,
and consider all the ways it can be read, and perhaps you'll have less
conflict with people who don't know you. It's a lesson I've learned
the hard way over the decades. Heck, I can't even tell when my
brother is joking in an email, and I've known him all his life.
[*] I'm not insulted, I assume you're innocently mistaken, just using
it as an example of how people can mis-read others' posts.
> to be the only people who haven't taken offense at one time or another
> to you in all that time, but you don't respond that way to them, even
> when D.J. has no knowledge of the issue at hand.
I've gotten all sorts of responses from Eli. Often, he's right. He's
earned the right to suggest stupid things to me, because sometimes the
stupid is on my side.
Also, I've learned to look at conversations from the other point of
view, in case it's just a misunderstanding or miscommunication.
Remember, Eli's native language is *not* English, despite how well he