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proposal: implement /em to emote in the chatterbox

by Joost (Canon)
on Aug 08, 2007 at 22:23 UTC ( #631430=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I was very surprised to find out just now that /em does not "emote" (like /me does) in the chatterbox as it does in various other chat programs/sites I know and use.

I would be grateful if the gods/whoever takes care of the chatterbox code could alias /em to /me.

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Re: proposal: implement /em to emote in the chatterbox
by ysth (Canon) on Aug 09, 2007 at 01:29 UTC
    Which various other chat programs/sites?
        /em now works like /me.
      Dark Ages of Camelot used /em. I prefer /me (since you can actually read what you're typing and you'll get the right person for your verbs), but I recognize that some might be used to /em.

        Yeah, I don't see a problem with implementing it. I've seen enough different people type "/em" to realize that it must be a somewhat common meme in other circles.

        - tye        

        I must be getting old.
        I always thought 'em was was a colloquialism of them.
Re: proposal: implement /em to emote in the chatterbox
by jdporter (Canon) on Aug 09, 2007 at 12:31 UTC

    Because /em wanders into the cb doesn't make any sense.

    If you're proposing that pm correct a typo, that's a road down which we really should not start.

    A word spoken in Mind will reach its own level, in the objective world, by its own weight

        Yeah. /emote wanders into the cb doesn't make any sense either.

Re: proposal: implement /em to emote in the chatterbox
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 09, 2007 at 01:29 UTC
    Did you try it?

      He did. In fact in true programmer tradition he tried it twice to make sure.


      DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel

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