[LMB] Old stories, new releases? BoI linking story

Walter Bushell proto at panix.com
Mon Feb 16 19:57:52 GMT 2015


On Feb 16, 2015, at 1:57 PM, fishman at panix.com wrote:

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> Sent from my iPad
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>> On Feb 16, 2015, at 10:54, Lois McMaster Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:
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>> If you want a Real Rule of Writing, as so many people do, "never do a global search-and-replace after midnight" is a good one.
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>> Ta, L.
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> Why just after midnight? 99.5% of the time a global search and replace will do something that you did not intend. Though it is tedious, a step by step search and replace will almost surely take less time and effort in the end.
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> Harvey

Oh, yes. Definitively true for programming. And probably even more so for contacts and other
documents where the wording may be interpreted by a judge.


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