Michael has said:
> Hmmm. I said "I firmly believe" (just as you did). That's a zealous
> statement, not a dictatorial edict. Maybe if I had said, "You must
> agree that all figures ...," then you would have a point.
As I wrote earlier in a private e-mail to Michael, I was trying to be
funny, and should've spent more time writing it (perhaps changing my
``firmly believe'' to something like ``humbly submit for your
consideration most esteemed and praiseworthy colleagues'' would've made
it work. I dunno, humour's not my strong suit---my wife is the
comedienne in our family.
Probably I should'nt've spent any time on it anyway---Gunnar summed up
my position quite nicely (that monospaced figures tend to look out of
place in running text).
Michael's point about placeholders in a number array is interesting,
but I think addressed by the dichotomy of textual number vs. equation
as discussed in Knuth's writings on the use of the Euler design.
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