I dislike exactly two things about the #Firefox reader mode: (1) it replaces the URL with an about:reader one, but keeps displaying the original one in the address bar (so I don't see why bookmarks are separate with and without it) (2) it's too common in Web design to make pages unreadable when it's disabled.
https://xkcd.com/1205/ might be a good rule when working, but not when using a computer at home: automating the task might be more fun, I might learn more, while spending much more time than just doing the task. (I'm not sure this would convince me to learn the Emacs style of regular expressions; I always have to guess how many backslashes to add to turn a trivial POSIX ERE into an Emacs regexp.)
Received the #fsfbulletin. I was surprised seeing the envelope with proper diacritics in my name and address when Polish companies still use replacement character boxes in invoices.
@cwebber @natecull It looks easier with writers only, not parsers, in client libraries. Cases like PostgreSQL getting a new feature, or implementing such a library in a new programming language, are very good arguments for a consistent protocol syntax. (Or being able to hack tools for e.g. generating a smaller query reproducing a bug.)
@cwebber @natecull Isn't this solved by libraries like SQLAlchemy Core? Any text protocol might have attacks like SQL injections; I have seen code not escaping ' in JSON, there are attacks on apps accepting newlines in HTTP headers. Or is the problem in libraries (not protocols and languages) treating SQL/HTML/... as text?
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