Stream: t-lang/wg-unsafe-code-guidelines

Topic: weird digression on c/d


nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:46, on Zulip):

It is a weird non-standard usage. I blame wycats for using it all the time and the fact that the English language lacks "stimmt".

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:46, on Zulip):

("confirmed" would have worked for me)

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:46, on Zulip):

"agreed" somehow doesn't quite cut it

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:46, on Zulip):

yes, perhaps I will shift to "confirmed"

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:46, on Zulip):

that would help us foreign speakers who think English grammar rules mean anything ;)

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:47, on Zulip):

lol you fools

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:47, on Zulip):

perhaps I'll just shift to stimmt

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:47, on Zulip):

wouldn't be the 1st foreign appropriation

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:48, on Zulip):

lol

Jake Goulding (Oct 17 2018 at 13:49, on Zulip):

Steve loved it when people would file issues for the book complaining that "verboten" had been left untranslated in the English version

Jake Goulding (Oct 17 2018 at 13:49, on Zulip):

I assume that "confirm" comes from ye olde text prompts:

You are going to delete all data. confirm / deny?

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:50, on Zulip):

I suspected it is military speak

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:51, on Zulip):

I assume that "confirm" comes from ye olde text prompts:

You are going to delete all data. confirm / deny?

yes I think that is correct. And indeed if an interrogative is desired than "c/d?" is often used

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:51, on Zulip):

by wycats, I mean :P

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:51, on Zulip):

was about to say, toda'ys prompts always say y/n

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:51, on Zulip):

and they have as far back as my memory goes^^

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:52, on Zulip):

you are but a child

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:53, on Zulip):

;)

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:53, on Zulip):

growing up I always felt inferior because I never wrote programs that involved hand soldering the logic, or punchcards

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:53, on Zulip):

my dad would tell such cool stories

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:53, on Zulip):

I did eventually work on a machine that used tape as its storage, which was fun

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:54, on Zulip):

(also, the job was to convert a program from PDP11 assembler into C -- that program read data from the tapes and formatted it)

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:54, on Zulip):

and it did not have a lot of comments ;)

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:55, on Zulip):

anyway now I seize on any opportunity to feel old and wizened (like the one I just took!)

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:55, on Zulip):

it's okay, old man

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:55, on Zulip):

;)

RalfJ (Oct 17 2018 at 13:56, on Zulip):

"grandpa tells stories about the war", or so? :P

nikomatsakis (Oct 17 2018 at 13:56, on Zulip):

lolol yes I guess that's the equivalent :P

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