The fact is that there is an obligation to avoid or minimize errors. If you’re not a good student, you may be tempted to do a lot of the work around the house by failing to notice any errors. But, I bet you’re trying to make things better for yourself.
In the case of this sentence, I think it’s important to realize that the expression to the left of the equals sign is not a valid target for an assignment. I’m not referring to the error, but to the assignment itself. The assignment is to do the work of eliminating the errors. If the assignment is to do some work around the house, then the error is not the assignment itself.
I would argue that this sentence is not the error, but the assignment. The assignment is to do the work around the house. The error is the way you are making things better for yourself.
It’s like what one person said in an email: “I just made a comment on your webpage that I completely disagree with it. I think the point of the webpage is to be a discussion not a flame war. I can understand if you don’t like my opinion, but I think it is important to have a discussion about it.
That’s a great point. Of course, I myself am guilty of this too. In fact, I think one of the best ways to avoid the potential for flame wars is to simply keep an open mind. A flame war can easily become ugly and turn into a bloodbath.
Now that’s a great way to avoid the potential for a flame war.
I am not sure if this is true or not.
I have to agree with you. If you’re going to start flame wars, you should at least have a good reason for it so that you can come to a proper decision on your end.
Sure, but I see no good reason to get into a flame war with the person writing this post. He is clearly a very intelligent person who knows what he is talking about. And who knows, maybe he is right. Maybe the person writing this post is very smart. Maybe he knows what he is talking about. I don’t know. But I can’t imagine that he has any idea that he is wrong.