This matter has become very time consuming, perhaps for all concerned.
Therefore, unilaterally, I'm going to declare a temporary "cease fire"
in order for people to have time to study my document and let cooler
I will stop posting and reading until Sunday 11 April China time.
I still propose that Peter Seebach undertake to remove "C: the
Complete Nonsense" based on its lack of valid and sufficient content
in proportion to the damage it has done, and to replace it with an
apology for the considerable misunderstanding it has created. I waive
his having to apologize to me for the considerable harm he has done
If Seebach undertakes to do both before 11 April, I would appreciate
his notifying me of this decision and undertaking by email to
(e-mail address removed).
If this is not done, I will have to continue this matter, with
escalation to the next level.
Edward G. Nilges
Countermanding this, because otherwise Malcolm and Navia will
unnecessarily fight a separate battle, alone. And this IS a battle,
albeit metaphorically. It started to be a war when Peter attacked
Schildt's first edition, probably without reading it. It's not about
Schildt; it is about a whole attitude of incompetent programmers, one
of dull hostility towards language.