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There comes a time in the affairs of a man when he
has to take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
-- W.C. Fields
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There comes a time to stop being angry.
-- A Small Circle of Friends
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There exist tasks which cannot be done
by more than 10 men or fewer than 100.
-- Steele's Law
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There goes the good time that was had by all.
-- Bette Davis, remarking on a passing starlet
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There has also been some work to allow the interesting use of macro names.
For example, if you wanted all of your "creat()" calls to include read
permissions for everyone, you could say
#define creat(file, mode) creat(file, mode | 0444)
I would recommend against this kind of thing in general, since it
hides the changed semantics of "creat()" in a macro, potentially far away
from its uses.
To allow this use of macros, the preprocessor uses a process that
is worth describing, if for no other reason than that we get to use one of
the more amusing terms introduced into the C lexicon. While a macro is
being expanded, it is temporarily undefined, and any recurrence of the macro
name is "painted blue" -- I kid you not, this is the official terminology
-- so that in future scans of the text the macro will not be expanded
recursively. (I do not know why the color blue was chosen; I'm sure it
was the result of a long debate, spread over several meetings.)
-- From Ken Arnold's "C Advisor" column in Unix Review
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There has been a little distress selling on the stock exchange.
-- Thomas W. Lamont, October 29, 1929
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There has been an alarming increase in the
number of things you know nothing about.
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There is a 20% chance of tomorrow.
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There is a building with four floors. On the first floor, there
is a convention of architects. On the second floor, there is a
vinyl manufacturing plant. On the third floor there is a fast food
stand, and on the fourth floor there is a library.
Q: What would happen if a librarian traveled down in a small
elevator with one other person from each floor?
A: The elevator would be full.
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There is a certain frame of mind to which a cemetery
is, if not an antidote, at least an alleviation. If
you are in a fit of the blues, go nowhere else.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson: Immortelles