[reportlab-users] Documenation (was: Bulleted Text not displaying)

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Thu Oct 23 16:06:14 EDT 2008

henning.vonbargen at arcor.de wrote:

>> From: "Peter Mattingly" <pmattingly at mail.csuchico.edu>

>> Subject: Re: [reportlab-users] Bulleted Text not displaying

>> ...

>> Well that's too bad. Are you open to suggestions for taking advantage of

>> the dearth of free work you have access to via your users? I don't know

>> any off the top of my head, but I'm sure there's some way for your more

>> experienced and vetted users to put together some functionality on your

>> servers while at the same time maintaining security constraints.



> Peter,


> well, you wrote you're good at writing and I'm sure you are.

> However, not all of us are as good at reading...


> I mean, not everybody reading this list is a native English speaker (me, for example).

> I have slight difficulties understanding your writing, since some of the words you are

> using I've never read before, like "conducive", "dearth", or "vetted".


It's not fully clear that Peter has either... ;) "Dearth" means
"shortage" or "scarcity", which is, I suspect, exactly the opposite of
what he was trying to suggest. I suspect he meant something like
"plethora" or "abundance".

And, by the way, normally I would NEVER point out something like this on
a mailing list. It's just that this thread happened to be ABOUT
writing, and the irony struck me.

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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