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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: not everyone likes implicit shortcuts

From: zander
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: not everyone likes implicit shortcuts
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 22:29:24 +0100

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 08:00:47AM +1100, Sean Case wrote:
> At 20:47 +0100 9/11/2003, address@hidden wrote:
> > Right now some people are showing the old linux problem too much; the
> > "this is an elite tool; if you don't understand it, go away".  That is
> > probably not what anyone here wants...
> More like "if you keep thinking of this screwdriver as being a hammer,
> you will hurt yourself."

As far as useless answers go, this one is rated quite high; I have no idea
where this is relevant...

> I thought at first that the idea was to make it easier to handle simple
> cases, and that's what I was trying to address.

It is, and I appreciate attemts to do so.

> But now we seem to be
> talking about ways to avoid mentioning that branches exist, lest we
> frighten new users.
You seem to be confusing my mention of skipping the version number with
avoiding branches.  I do think that is modifying the truth a little too

> I don't think that's a good way to proceed.

Thomas Zander

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