suggestion for /usr/src/UPDATING

Kenneth Stailey kstailey at
Tue Aug 31 14:37:26 PDT 2004

--- Mike Hunter <mhunter at ack.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:

> On Aug 31, "Matthew D. Fuller" wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 01:31:31PM -0700 I heard the voice of
> > Brooks Davis, and lo! it spake thus:
> > > 
> > > I agree the current default is confusing and counterintuitive, at
> > > least at first.
> > 
> > I don't!
> > 
> > It's been a whole lotta years since I ever put any conscious thought
> > into which hand I'm using to type a letter.  I just decide to type
> > that letter.  'l' for the left side, and 'r' for the right side make
> > perfect sense; it would never even occur to me to think about which
> > hand is being used.
> I also think it's very important to consider neurology here.  Quoting a
> medical text:
> * Nerves from the brain cross over at neck-level to the opposite side of the
> * body, and nerves from the other side of the brain reciprocate. The end
> * result is that the opposite sides of the body are supplied by the opposite
> * sides of the brain.
> So it's deceptive to think that using the left hand would correspond to
> the *idea* of something on the left.  You see linux people making these
> kind of arguments all the time, and I'd really hate to see FreeBSD run
> with this idea just to "keep up with the Torvaldses."
> Mike

I'm starting to feel sorry I said anything.

I'm also starting to like Gentoo just a tiny bit more.

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