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RE: [avr-gcc-list] Kindness and respect.

From: Dave Hansen
Subject: RE: [avr-gcc-list] Kindness and respect.
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 20:43:25 -0500

From: "Jim Davis" <address@hidden>

Thanks for the kind words.  I was feeling a bit slapped, because tone

Who slapped you? As I see it, you got a very helpful informative answer. A different poster questioned this response, and was directed to approriate sources.

does not transmit via email.. only words.  terse words are easily
misunderstood. RTFM is not terse, its rude.  I did read the manual, and

But you didn't _get_ a RTFM. If anyone got an RTFM, it was Jeff. And he didn't either: he got (paraphrasing) "This is a standard C thing, nothing special to do with AVR or GCC, there's lots of info on it out there, look here or here or here."

would like to kick myself for not understanding it right away. Once clarity
comes it can be so obvious.  You are right to suggest that some of us are
not as familiar with the territory as others, and some compassion would
go a long way.

As I see it, the conversation went like this:

Jim: <summary> What is the proper way to tell the compiler what to do here?

  Zane: <summary> Make sure you've declared command as "volatile"

  Jeff: <in toto> "volatile"?
        [I'm not even sure what the question is --DH]

Eric: <in toto> Go look at a good C book, or ask on the comp.lang.c newsgroup.

  Dave (not me): <summary> Here's an online reference:

Alan (objecting to Eric's response): <paraphrase> Can't we all just get along?

My answer: I thought we were...

The best advice so far in this thread was Eric's final message: <paraphrase> Read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html.

Apologies for wasting more bandwidth on this.

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