[phobos] Anyone wants to receive github messages here?

Walter Bright via phobos phobos at puremagic.com
Wed Dec 7 17:01:12 PST 2016

Nah, vernacular English be like:

     "Ain't nobody got no time for that!"

Multiple negations in English tend to emphasize negation rather than negate it.

On a programming note, I do try to adjust symbol names and conditionals to not 
use negation, and

     version (!Feature)

is deliberately not supported :-)

This is because of cognitive problems humans have with negation, and of course 
the natural language ambiguities with it.

On 12/7/2016 7:56 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Oh you're right. In my defense, in Romanian and a few other languages, double
> negation counts as a negation. In vernacular English as well, I should add:
> "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
> So what I meant was... I'm fine with disabling the notifications.
> Andrei
> On 12/07/2016 09:03 AM, Walter Bright via phobos wrote:
>> You, sir, are employing a double negative! Andrei, I presume you meant
>> "no, I don't disagree with disabling them", with a fine use of quadruple
>> negatives.
>> On 12/7/2016 5:39 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu via phobos wrote:
>>> Yes please. -- Andrei
>>> On 12/07/2016 08:28 AM, Martin Nowak via phobos wrote:
>>>> Anyone disagrees with disabling them?

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