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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Why are classpath databases always read-only ?
Date Mon, 12 Dec 2005 18:34:13 GMT
I'm not sure how this email thread went off the deep end from a 
technical discussion to a personal discussion.

I think it's reasonable for one person to feel that a particular coding 
paradigm is "ugly" or not, (I did notice Tom say "IMHO" when he talked 
about dynamically creating the URL).  I think one way of gauging whether 
a particular solution is optimal is this general sense of "ugly" versus 

Let's keep the discussion to arguing the merits of one solution over 
another.  I think we all want Derby to succeed, which means not only 
having a good product but also a growing community of users and 
contributors.  Personal statements like "perhaps you should learn how to 
code rather than configure" create discord and will tend to keep people 
away from this project.


Michael Segel wrote:
> On Saturday 10 December 2005 4:15 pm, Thomas Dudziak wrote:
>>On 12/10/05, Michael Segel <derby@segel.com> wrote:
>>>So, coding is now ugly?
>>No, it simply should not necessary in this case, configuration would
>>suffice. And I would have to code it whenever I want to have this
>>functionality, so I would have to come up with solutions for, say,
>>Spring, for EJB, for Hibernate, etc. etc. etc.
>>>Perhaps you should learn how to code rather than configure?
>>>Or am I now a dinosaur ;-)
>>Or perhaps you should learn to be a bit more polite ?
> Polite?
> Perhaps if you were more polite in your statement, you would get a more polite 
> response from me. ;-)
> If you thought about it, you would only have to come up with one solution.
> How would the solution be different in each of your "scenarios"? Java is Java. 
> At least at the core of it. 
> A good software engineer attemtps to understand the problem, its 
> constraints/boundries, and what tools are available.
> But hey, what do I know? ;-)
> I always thought that Hacking or Hacks were just a bunch of highly technical 
> practical jokes. ;-)
> -G

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