[jdom-interest] detach() [eg]

Kenworthy, Edward edward.kenworthy at exchange.co.uk
Wed May 2 05:06:25 PDT 2001

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo at metalab.unc.edu>
To: <jdom-interest at jdom.org>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 16:07
Subject: Re: [jdom-interest] detach() [eg]

>element.detach() violates that common understanding, especially since 
>detach is not a reflexive verb.

I think we're getting into some serious wibble here. Just for all those that
don't know what Elliotte is talking about (and I had to look it up) a
reflexive verb requires a reflexive pronoun eg wash and myself. I wash
myself. Myself being the reflexive pronoun.

Now I don't know about you but I don't see that naming them method
detachMyself actually adds very much. Myself being implied by the lack of a

So can we drop the pedantic semantic bs and get back on the topic ?

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