[pmwiki-users] About {$:var} text-variables

J. Meijer commentgg at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 8 02:58:37 CDT 2006

> Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 12:34:39 -0500
> From: pmichaud at pobox.com
> Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] About {$:var} text-variables
> Believe me, other events of the past couple of days ([1]) have 
> really prevented me from being able to spend too much time
> thinking about the {$:var} syntax or its larger ramifications in
> the PmWiki design.   But mostly, I don't think it's at all
> fair to say that since I didn't come up with a good response
> to your original post within 48 otherwise very busy hours 
> that I therefore don't understand it, have "missed the point", 
> or am "overlook[ing] the shortcomings of the matrix".  I could 
> really do without the ad-hominem attacks on my abilities or motives.

For what it's worth, I entirely agree with you. I went out on an edge here and I would have posted a similar follow-up off-list, but then rereading I saw the excerpt below, which somehow accentuated my points in a probably entirely wrong way. It easily distorts (instead of just expanding) a very welcome small joke you made earlier on, and positive feelings were bent round. For that I sincerely apoligize to the list and you. No emphasis on 'that' here :-) 

If anything  I'd wish there were better ways to cooperate. That not being the case and apparently losing my edge, the present event serves me a call to move out. 

Bless ya!


> > Where you Patrick really fail to miss the point is suggesting that 
> > 
> >   (:if false:)
> >   BenevolentDictator: Patrick
> >   (:if:)
> > 
> > would somehow be comparable to:
> > 
> >   (:cut data:)
> >   GuidingStar: Maristela
> >   (:end data:)
> I didn't at all miss the point, I just haven't decided that
> containerizing the data values in pages is something I want to
> pursue in the core yet.  I'm not at all saying that what you're 
> suggesting is a bad idea, nor have I rejected it.  

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