[erlang-questions] Apology

Michael Nisi <>
Mon Sep 19 09:39:42 CEST 2016

I couldn't agree more. Your posts are an invaluable resource of knowledge
and delight, which I always gratefully receive. Thank you!

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:

> There was obviously no ill intent in that message. But intent is hard to
> convey through text and people read posts with their own bias, which leads
> to such imaginary interpretations. Nowadays an increasingly large amount of
> people is looking to get offended; that's their own bias, and anything
> ambiguous will be taken as offense. It's a shame as it makes civil
> discussion and good intents much more difficult to pull off; discouraging.
> Anyway I'm probably not the only one who thinks you're doing a fantastic
> job answering the many questions that are posted on this list, in great
> details, regardless of how trivial they are or how confused the poster is.
> Instead of you apologising, it should instead be everyone else thanking
> you for this. So let me start. Thanks!
> On 09/19/2016 07:05 AM,  wrote:
>> I have been taken to task in private e-mail by someone
>> who detected in my response to the "list comprehension puzzle"
>> both "aggressive sarcasm" and "undisguised contempt".
>> In all honesty, no sarcasm was intended. (A sarcastic response
>> would not have pointed to the Erlang reference manual.) Nor
>> was any contempt whatsoever involved.  I should not have to
>> reassure long-term readers of this mailing list that these
>> attitudes my critic claimed to detect were entirely imaginary.
>> However, it shows that it was possible for people to misread
>> what I wrote.  If anyone took offence at the message I
>> *meant* to be helpful, please accept my assurance that no
>> offence was intended and my unreserved apology for the offence.
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