GNU A Possible Ally?
Sun, 11 May 1997 13:26:40 -0400 (EDT)
JH> "the exception that proves the rule", huh? (That's a silly phrase,
JH> the one thing an exception NEVER does is prove a rule, it just says
JH> the rule isn't entirely general, like all rules.)
Just to be completely off track, fyi it actually does make sense if
you look at the pre-mathematical sense of the word, which means to test.
'the proof of the pudding is in the eating', '100 proof alcohol',
'the exception that tests the rule', etc.
:) :) :)