Please stop leaving things as an exercise for the reader, or maybe just do it and don’t talk about it. Readers that need to be told they have to work something out on their own are never going to do it anyway.

@britt What context are you talking about? Seems reasonable in a textbook.

@britt I agree and generally interpret "leaving things as an exorcise for the reader" as a sarcastic version of "it's obvious". So if it _isn't_ obvious then It assume you messed up.

@britt it's actually a dodge tactic for writers

@vgr oh I know. It’s just a annoying pseudo-academic tick. Every piece with this line would be better without it. Literally just without. It can always be deleted without losing clarity.

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