New EEP draft: Pinning operator ^ in patterns
Fri Jan 22 11:29:07 CET 2021
Interesting... I will try keep my eyes more open.
On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 11:12:09AM +0100, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> On 22/01/2021 10:28, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 10:21:04AM +0100, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> >> On 22/01/2021 10:09, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> >>> You are attempting the Trump argumentation line:
> >>> Repeat a lie until it is accepted as true.
> >>> I hate that. Please stop doing that!
> >> Don't know why you attribute this to Trump, this is as old as humanity,
> >> and there are far better examples everyday from news organizations,
> >> politicians, PR people and so on. It's how much of the world operates.
> > Sadly you are right. Trump has just become a face for it. That is why he
> > is today my first association. And it is the first time an American
> > president uses it so blatantly and often.
> You've not been paying attention. The most well known case is Irak's
> WMDs that led to a pointless war. There are countless cases going back
> all the way to the 70s if not more. Trump was not special in that
> regard. If anything, he meant and did what he said a lot more than
> typical politicians who just give empty promises.
> What feels new is the unity of the establishment (including the media)
> against the president. But it's not new either, it happened every time a
> president challenged the status quo.
> There's a strong parallel to Kennedy for example:
> There are many other cases. Reagan is probably the most recent case.
> Now we are back to the establishment being back in bed with the
> president. So you're going to see the opposite happening. Instead of
> constantly attacking the president, you're going to see the media
> lauding him for every little things. When scandals inevitably happen,
> they'll be ignored or, if too big, shown but quickly forgotten. Negative
> news about Covid will disappear in a flash, to give you an example.
> To be fair I'm not predicting anything, this has already happened. But
> you probably have not noticed yet.
> When you do, you will start to notice it every time.
> Loïc Hoguin
/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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