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Re^2: strip out anything inbetween bracketsby RazorbladeBidet (Friar)
|on Apr 05, 2005 at 17:17 UTC||Need Help??|
While understanding the viewpoints of Jasper and Smylers, I have to say that ww makes a good post.
I myself (an American English speaker) was somewhat confused by the usage of brackets as opposed to parentheses. I only smiled slightly at the use of "speech marks" - which simply looked odd to me.
It is most understandable that certain cultures/languages say things differently (as noted by our two friends across the pond). However, I have learned that these things are, in fact, commonly used elsewhere simply because of the post. And while it is prideful to think this site belongs to any particular culture, I think ww was attempting a very polite way of gently suggesting an alternative, which was perhaps more in tune with "programmer speak" than "American English".
In short... ++'s all around! :P
"But what of all those sweet words you spoke in private?"
"Oh that's just what we call pillow talk, baby, that's all."