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Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Yesterday's discussion, re inference

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 04:34:49PM +0200, B. Fallenstein wrote:
> Tuomas Lukka wrote:
> > On IRC, benja and Stugge discussed inference. One point that comes
> > to me is that an inference system that changes the user's inputs
> > based on later inputs is usually not good; for example, debian's dselect
> > does this and it is not good.
> True! I'm not familiar with deselect, but I do know the problem from
> other fields. The rule of thumb I stated yesterday seems to apply here, too:
> 1) Show as much information as possible, even if it conflicts.
> 2) Don't change anything when there's a conflict.

Yes, I misread 2) from the scrollback, that's why I sent this.

> cell from an inferred list, for example a TODO list compiled from
> different other lists, might be meant to excise the cell also from the
> dimensions used for inferring, 

A good example. And a very difficult one to handle...