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Andre van Tonder <andre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Michael Sperber wrote: > >> Andre has shown that the issue can be worked around. This has both >> benefits of convenience and quite substantial cost. We're having an >> argument over whether the cost is worth the convenience. I can see >> why someone would argue that the convenience is worth it. I don't >> agree. > > I think the cost is worth it. It is a one-time burden on the implementor that > gives significant (in my experience) convenience to users in perpetuity. The > cost is bounded but the savings over all user programs is potentially infinite. The same could be said for the opposite direction :-) -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla