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On Jan 11, 2005, at 4:59 PM, Dennis S. Wish, PE wrote:

and most codes are written for lawyers rather than practitioners.
I'll presume you've never tried to explain the code to a lawyer. I've had that experience with several codes and standards; they sure weren't written for any lawyer I ran across. Ambiguity only arises when code writers disregard Einstein's Rule: ' Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.'
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)    | this distance" (last words of Gen.
...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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