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OFF-TOPIC (Lurker comment)

Mr. Middleton:

The experts on this list occasionally become petulant when we ignoramuses ask
some fundamentally stupid question. We forgive them because they are a) expert
and b) freely give of their time and expertise without recompense. You have
demonstrated neither quality, and yet are behaving like a pompous ass.

P.S. I love your arrogation of the term "Xywright" in you reply e-mail address.

Happy Rollover Year!

Jeffrey G. Purvis

Bruce Middleton wrote:

> A few days ago, I tried to open a dialogue with other XPL programmers by
> posting what I presumed they would recognize as a fundamental and empowering
> insight (even if its day had come years ago), and asking if it were novel.
> None of the several swift responses answered my question - instead, people
> directed me to sites where I could study the XPL offerings of others. I have
> done this, to some extent, without illumination.
> To reiterate the question in a more pointed form: did anyone here know how
> to recall a loaded string for editing last week? (This is an operation which
> XPL [in its Xy3 form at least] egregiously fails to permit: loaded strings
> are inaccessible, because there is no function which will insert them. My
> provisional interpretation is that people have not recognized this basic
> defect in the XPL storage system as such: hence the lack of interest in its
> remedy.)
> (and a Merry Christmas to all)
> Bruce