OT - Issue with "Add Text Of Doc" feature

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat May 16 13:37:15 IST 2009

On 15/05/2009 19:52, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> On 14/05/2009 17:41, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>> Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>>> It would be nice if you could grok
>> That word doesn't appear in my Oxford dictionary...
>>>>    the encoding from the system locale
>>>> and specify it, or barring that, provide a config option to set it.
> It's a reference from Robert Heinlein's 1961 novel _Stranger in a
> Strange Land_.  See for example<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok>
> which, interestingly, claims it is in the Oxford English Dictionary.
You're absolutely right, it is in the Oxford English Dictionary, 11th 
Edition Revised. However, listed in the etymology of the word is "1960s: 
invented word". So I reserve the right not to use it :-)


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