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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:49 AM

Punctuation Saves Lives!

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Reply Punctuation Saves Lives! (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2015 OP
Solly Mack Apr 2015 #1
TexasTowelie Apr 2015 #2
Solly Mack Apr 2015 #3
jmowreader Apr 2015 #4
hifiguy Apr 2015 #5
seveneyes Apr 2015 #6
TexasTowelie Apr 2015 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 01:59 AM

1. Bet they taste like chicken.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 02:13 AM

2. LOL!

I have a snappy comeback, but I'd get in trouble if I posted it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 02:15 AM

3. Yeah. That stops me a lot too.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:37 PM

4. Soylent Green is gourmet cuisine!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:39 PM

5. Eats, shoots and leaves.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:40 PM

6. Punctuation fucks up file names, database queries and other key fields

 

The gap between English majors and programmers is too wide ...

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 08:03 PM

7. In those instances I agree with you.

About fifteen years ago I attended a Microsoft Access class and we were working with file imports using CSV data. One of the other students mentioned that only a portion of his records were imported using the file import wizard. It turns out that her data included the names of legal firms which frequently includes commas and she didn't use any type of text qualifier (like enclosing text fields inside quotation marks). I received a phone call from that lady the next day after she returned to work and followed my suggestion for importing the data. She was very grateful to have her issues solved--of course, the instructor that taught the class didn't think of that solution.

It was another example where real word experience trumped instructor knowledge. I also knew a few other tricks that the instructor was not aware of and I probably should have taught the class instead.

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