this post was submitted on 09 Jul 2024
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[–] anzo 1 points 1 week ago

Locking, since it's a duplicate from last week... https://programming.dev/post/16349345

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 week ago

When you ask why, some people answer why not

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 week ago (2 children)

Can I say that I think "off of" is the ugliest language construct I have ever seen?

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago (2 children)

But how else could you possibly say, "Get that weak shit off of my track?"

Perhaps you just don't like it in places where "from" would be appropriate...?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (2 children)
[–] tyler 3 points 1 week ago (1 children)

well that means something different. in @[email protected]'s example, off of would imply taking the car or whatever physically off of the track, even if only by a few feet, while away from would mean something further removed, like out of the complex or down the street.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago (1 children)

In german we dont have that XD it works

Just "weg von" thats it.

[–] tyler 2 points 1 week ago
[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

But what if you don't want it away, you just want it off but nearby?

[–] odium 2 points 1 week ago
[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Agreed. They could just drop the "of" and make it more elegant and just as clear, imo.