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Re: Program structure of Pstricks, what is its basic structure?

From: Crashedandburnt
Subject: Re: Program structure of Pstricks, what is its basic structure?
Date: 24 Feb 2004 00:15:35 -0800

> And Dr Van Zandt made a civilized comment without calling you any
I guess you do not understand the meaning of the word "assinine".

> names.  Which is more than can be said for your prior post!
> > Unfortunately, the Achilles Heel of the academia is ego. Often grad
> > students fired for ego.
> Umm, a grad student can't be fired, since they're paying for the
> education they are receiving.

Ask Timothy Van Zandt what percent of grad students need some kind of
RA/TAship to enable them to pay for their tuition and if they get fired
from these positions or not?

> > 3;; I would gladly apologize if you have satisfactory documentation.
> He has offered documentation which is verifiable:  pstricks.doc.
> > Although a comment per line of code is not too much,I do not hold
> > your package to this standard.
> A comment per line of code is certainly far too much!  Any reasonably
> competent programmer doesn't need such handholding; comments are only
> needed for the nob-obvious sections of code.

If that is the case why is their any traffic for questions, many times
basic questions, on this newsgroup at all???? Do a count of questions
in say 3 week period. There is already a tex book.

> > 5;; This preamble is not an accusation or directed to any person and
> > do not get angry. I hope replies have not been initiated before this
> > point.
> It certainly reads like an accusation, and your comments were quite
> pointedly directed at Dr. Van Zandt.

That is why I stated it to prevent misunderstanding. Some people can't
take reasonable criticism and mistake it for accusation.

But get to the point, circumvent the thorny issues. It is the last sentence:

In the coming days, the ability of people to explain the subject
of this thread will itself testify how well it is documented.

Show me the votes by giving the explanation, or accept the conclusion that
documentation is indeed poor.

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