I was just reminded of this Ackanomic rule (well, part of rule)...
As was well known to the Ancients, the ')' in a smiley (i.e. ;-), or :-)) does not constitute a closing bracket for any pair of brackets it happens to be enclosed in. Using a smiley as a closing bracket is in violation of the ancient Code of Pedantry.
Current Mood: quixotic Current Music: Celine Dion: The Power of the Dream
ok, I'm really scared now, because this is one of the few things to do with computing that really bothers me. Typos I can handle, misuse or no-use of the Shift key I can handle. But people who don't close parentheses because they ended with a smiley deserve to be flamed into a cowering heap of abject shame. And now you say this is a pedantry rule? I'm rather ashamed at that ;)