2 thoughts on “A Line of Code I Haven't Found an Excuse to Use Yet

  1. I don't get it, and I don't know what to consult to get it. Explain?

    Also, I miss you and hope you're doing well. I'm LeoTal on Freenode and if you write to my email address I'll give you my IM contact info.

  2. Commenting against advice—in Clojure, a typical function definition starts with defn, followed by the name of the function, followed by a vector (indicated by square brackets) of the names of its arguments, and a function whose name ends with a question mark is understood to return a boolean indicating whether the arguments satisfy a predicate described by the function's name. In English prose, the word sic (from the Latin "thus [it was written]") in brackets indicates that apparent errors in the immediately preceding material are intentional (usually, a quotation that has been reprinted verbatim including errors from the original). In this post, the author attempts to make wordplay on these facts by proposing a function whose name suggests that it detects intentional misspellings, but which name misspells the word misspelling (note the two ses), but whose argument vector seems to indicate that this was intentional.

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