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Re^7: to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em

by ww (Bishop)
on Oct 01, 2011 at 00:46 UTC ( #928969=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em
in thread to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em

Reading the question as rhetorical, I agree with the implication that it's hard to contrive a convincing and logically consistent interpretation of the proposal.

Taking it as a serious question, for the sake of arguement only, the proposal at the root of this thread, perhaps modified in line with some of the replies, would NOT allow anyone "to distinguish between one AM and another AM" as individual persons; it only allows a reader to determine if the AM posts are by a single, still-anonymous writer or more than one still-anonymous writer.

Or, to cite a bit of wisdom from childhood, "... names will never hurt me." And in this case, there are no links between 'actual persons' and names...AM1 and AM2 are mere labels, but because the underlying label is simply Anonymous Monk there's no nexus between Joe Bagga'Donuts (or anyone else) and any of those labels, except in the privacy of Joe's own mind.


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Re^8: to distinguish between [Anonymous Monk]s in a thread, brand 'em
by CountZero (Bishop) on Oct 01, 2011 at 06:13 UTC
    ... would NOT allow anyone "to distinguish between one AM and another AM" as individual persons;
    That is where our opinions differ. We just have a different definition of what "anonymous" means.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

      That is where our opinions differ. We just have a different definition of what "anonymous" means.

      Have you ever tried to put your definition into words?

        Are you challenging me? I am a lawyer and love such games.

        For me it means "not distinguishable from any other AM".

        CountZero

        A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

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