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From "James Mitchell" <>
Subject RE: [way, way OT] okay, one more time for the slow people...
Date Tue, 01 Oct 2002 15:15:36 GMT
Hey Eddie,  I don't think Vic meant YOU personally :/

When I read it, I felt he meant posters "in general".

I also post code snippets all the time, in fact, I often won't post any code
unless I have already compiled and tested it (untrue if I'm in a hurry, and
those will always have a disclaimer).

(I hope this thread doesn't become another flame war.)


James Mitchell
Software Engineer\Struts Evangelist
Struts-Atlanta, the "Open Minded Developer Network"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eddie Bush []
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 10:44 AM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: Re: okay, one more time for the slow people...
> V. Cekvenich wrote:
> <snip/>
> > Some posters on mail list only do philosophical answers, but if I show
> > code, I can live with the critiqe, it makes it a better design.
> <snip/>
> Vic, don't take this wrong :-)  I think you're doing a lot of good, and
> I certainly wouldn't want to offend you:
> My approach is to KISS my answers :-)  Yes, there are times when a
> person needs additional guidance - let them ask for it.  To be quite
> forward, I personally believe it is a "best practice" to point people to
> good resources and let them get ideas for their implementation there.
>  Being developers worth our salt (!) we shouldn't always need a
> full-blown code example.  Omitting the code and giving a "quick
> overview" is often done by me because of one of:
>     - I've already posted code for a given solution at least a
> couple times
>     - I think the person shows an obvious lack of self-discipline to go
> acitvely learn the technology
>         (In which case, I do not see it as my job to do
> everything for them)
>     - I believe the references I give can speak volumes more than any
> code snippit I could post
>     - It saves bandwidth
> I'm all for helping people out, and I do fully realize there are times
> when thoughts can't be conveyed in a better form than with a code
> sample, however I also believe that for those people that are willing to
> put a little work into it, direction is more important (and better) than
> spoon-feeding :-)
> Just my opinion ;-)  You'll notice that I do post solid examples when
> it's obvious to me someone needs them.
> Best Regards,
> Eddie
> --
> Eddie Bush
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