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Re^2: ActiveState's "discrimination" wrt PATHEXT?

by blazar (Canon)
on Sep 06, 2006 at 16:57 UTC ( #571505=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: ActiveState's "discrimination" wrt PATHEXT?
in thread ActiveState's "discrimination" wrt PATHEXT?

Using "racism" for something like this is an abuse of language.

Gawd, even in double quotes? I wouldn't have though so. I hoped that the jokingly tone was self-evident. If really so, though, apologies.

More to the point of the article, some links to what PATHTEXT is supposed to do would be helpful.

There's an example of its use in one of the link I supplied. What it is supposed to do should be evident from that. Anyway, I just added another link to the original post.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

Oops, is this a sig? Would you please make it visually distinct enough from the rest of the text?


Comment on Re^2: ActiveState's "discrimination" wrt PATHEXT?
Re^3: ActiveState's "discrimination" wrt PATHEXT?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 06, 2006 at 19:39 UTC
    Racism is an oft-misused word, used frequently to mean simply any sort of discrimination. This is exactly how you've used it. I try not to be overly sensitive to such uses, but I can certainly understand why other people react.
      I can certainly understand why other people react.

      People react to words like 'cultish', yet somehow such words have neither been removed from the language nor always restricted exclusively to their original meanings.

      I do think the word 'racism' is overused, but it's not worth getting upset about.


      Sanity? Oh, yeah, I've got all kinds of sanity. In fact, I've developed whole new kinds of sanity. Why, I've got so much sanity it's driving me crazy.

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