The Right Approach to Exceptions

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Tue Feb 21 06:19:17 PST 2012

On 2/21/12 5:55 AM, Regan Heath wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:04:59 -0000, Andrei Alexandrescu
> <SeeWebsiteForEmail at> wrote:
>> On 2/19/12 4:00 PM, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
>>> Seriously, how is this not *already* crystal-clear? I feel as if
>>> every few
>>> weeks you're just coming up with deliberately random shit to argue so
>>> the
>>> rest of us have to waste our time spelling out the obvious in insanely
>>> pedantic detail.
>> It sometimes happened to me to be reach the hypothesis that my
>> interlocutor must be some idiot. Most often I was missing something.
> I get the impression that you find "Devil's advocate" a useful tool for
> generating debate and out of the box thinking.. there is something to be
> said for that, but it's probably less annoying to some if you're clear
> about that from the beginning. :p

Where did it seem I was playing devil's advocate? Thanks.


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