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X. Conclusion

Georges Clemenceau Parkstone International ePub


Acte pris de cette fondamentale divergence de philosophie, j’ai hâte de rendre hommage aux appréciations où se répand l’analyse littéraire de M. Louis Gillet. La plume de l’écrivain n’est pas indigne du pinceau des Nymphéas. À dire vrai, tous deux vont de compagnie, à travers la merveilleuse diversité des spectacles qui ont retenu tour à tour le regard de Monet. Il est inacceptable d’y voir simplement « des mirages qui n’ont d’existence qu’en lui-même. » J’entends bien que le mirage est un phénomène lumineux de subjectivité. Mais de quel droit infliger cette appellation aux réalités du monde qui s’en distinguent précisément par des épreuves d’objectivité ? L’écrivain nous dit sans sourciller que Monet « se donne des fêtes d’art à propos de réalités indigentes. » Peut-on ainsi parler du chef-d’œuvre biblique de la Création ? Jéhovah, qu’en dis-tu ?

Simple passant, je suis déconcerté du blasphème qui entraîne certainement M. Louis Gillet au-delà de sa pensée, lorsqu’il écrit qu’ « on ne sent pas assez la vie dans le modèle de Monet ». Je voudrais le tenir pendant quelques minutes devant le portrait du Louvre.

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Chapter 9

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 9

How to Hunt Woodcock

No state in the country offers better woodcock hunting than Maine. The birds are found in all of the coastal counties, in the central section and to some extent in the north. In addition to the thousands of woodcocks that breed and raise families in our birch and alder thickets all of the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia birds cross Maine on their Fall migration to the southern wintering grounds.

The heaviest concentrations of woodcock are undoubtedly in the expansive covers of Washington County in the eastern part of the state. In the early part of October native birds are found in almost every birch and alder stand. The coastal part of Hancock County also affords excellent shooting. There are many large covers in that section of the state; areas so large that a hunter can spend the better part of a day in one cover.

One day’s bag limit of four Woodcock.

In the central and western parts of Maine the hunting, for the most part, will be in smaller sections. Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and parts of Kennebec County also afford excellent shooting, mainly in covers that hold from four to a dozen birds at the beginning of the season; more when the flight is underway. Many of these are large enough to accommodate a hunting party of four; others can best be hunted by two men.

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21. DBMS_SQL Built-in Package

Steven Feuerstein O'Reilly Media ePub

DBMS_SQL is probably the most flexible and powerful (and potentially dangerous!) of the built-in packages. By giving you the ability to construct and execute SQL and PL/SQL statements and commands on the fly, DBMS_SQL makes a wide range of applications possible. For example, you can use the package to write your own web-based version of SQL*Plus by allowing users to enter a variety of DML and DDL commands into a browser, or you can build a self-modifying program that adds or drops PL/SQL components as they are needed. This chapter tests your understanding of this remarkably useful built-in package.

Figure21-1 shows the flow of DBMS-SQL execution.


What does dynamic SQL mean?


What does dynamic PL/SQL mean?


What are the four different methods of dynamic SQL?


What is a placeholder in a dynamic SQL string?


What DBMS_SQL program can you use to open a dynamic cursor?


What DBMS_SQL program can you use to close a dynamic cursor?


What DBMS_SQL program can you use to parse a dynamic SQL string?

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5 Foucault, Deleuze, the Jews, and Israel

Eric Marty Indiana University Press ePub

IN A 1976 INTERVIEW in Le Monde, Michel Foucault vehemently denounced “the shameful UN resolution” equating Zionism with racism, which the General Assembly passed on November 10, 1975.1

Foucault’s position stands out for several reasons, not least of all because such declarations by philosophers, made with respect to current events, are rare. But its particular significance poses a question as well. To what aspect of his teaching may we relate this very clear statement on his part?

Perhaps we need look no further than Foucault’s experience teaching at the University of Tunis. There, during the Six-Day War, he witnessed pro-Palestinian demonstrations that generated into antisemitic riots. This is what he wrote to fellow philosopher Georges Canguilhem on June 7, 1967:

Last Monday we had here a day (a half-day) of pogrom. It was far worse than reported in Le Monde—at least fifty fires. A hundred and fifty or two hundred shops—the poorest, of course—were ransacked, the age-old sight of a ransacked synagogue, carpets dragged into the streets, trampled, and burned, people running through the streets, taking refuge in a building the crowd wanted to set on fire. And since then—silence, the metal curtains down, no one, or almost no one, in the quarter, children playing with broken trinkets. The government’s reaction was quick and firm, apparently sincere. But it [the violence] was obviously organized. Everybody knows that for weeks, no doubt months, it was working underground, unbeknownst to the government and against it. In any case, nationalism plus racism adds up to something ghastly. And when one also adds to the fact that the students, because they are leftist, lent a hand (and more) to all that, well, it makes one deeply sad. And one wonders through what strange trick (or stupidity) of history Marxism could provide the occasion (and vocabulary) for that.2

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5. Views and Templating

Alex MacCaw O'Reilly Media ePub

Views are the interface to your application; theyre what the end user actually interacts with and sees. In our case, views are logicless HTML fragments managed by the applications controllers, which deal with event handlers and interpolating data. This is where it can be quite tempting to break the MVC abstraction by including logic directly into your views. Dont succumb to that temptation! Youll end up with senseless spaghetti code.

One of the biggest architectural changes youll have to make when moving server-side applications to the client side is with views. Traditionally, you could just interpolate server-side data with HTML fragments, creating new pages. However, views in JavaScript applications are somewhat different.

First, you have to transfer any data needed for the view to the client because you dont have access to server-side variables. This is generally done with an Ajax call, returning a JSON object, which is then loaded by your applications models. You shouldnt be prerendering any HTML on the server side, but rather delegating all of that to the client. This will ensure that your client-side application isnt reliant on the server for rendering views, keeping its interface snappy.

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