On 24.07.2011, at 16:37, Paul Menzel <paulepan...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> What is wrong with the way I am looking at this?

Nothing; the reasons are historical. When defining "left" and "right", the 
author thought of "raggedleft" (the text is ragged on the left) instead of 

To avoid confusion, you may want to use "flushleft" and "flushright" explicitly.

~~ Ondra
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