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Re: A Closer Look at GNU AutoTools

From: Shawn H Corey
Subject: Re: A Closer Look at GNU AutoTools
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:59:37 -0400

On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:40:20 -0600
"John Calcote" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I guess I misunderstood. So help me understand - why send a message
> to the list stating how bad the manual is if you don't hope someone
> on the list will read your message and decide to update the manual
> accordingly? Isn't it reasonable to assume in the face of such
> negative criticism that the poster wants something to be done about
> the problem?

There are two problems here.

One is that the complainer does not know enough about the subject to
provide an useful guidance on how to make things better.

The other is that those who have used things for a long time cannot see
a way to explain things better. Any changes that could be made would be
as convoluted as before.

How to fix it? Do a proper analysis and create a domain model
<>. A domain model should be
the first step in any computer project but it is seldom done. Most
computer projects just happen, leaving a confusing set of programs and
documentation. :(

Don't stop where the ink does.

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