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Re^7: Avoiding silly programming mistakes

by grep (Monsignor)
on Aug 23, 2008 at 18:20 UTC ( #706438=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: Avoiding silly programming mistakes
in thread Avoiding silly programming mistakes

So you're homeless and you walk up to a soup kitchen. You ask "Can I have something to eat, it would solve my hunger problem.". They hand you potato soup. You reply "I don't like potato soup".

There response is "Potato soup is high in calories and our nutritionist says it's the best food for someone in your situation. We've chosen this as the best food and everyone else seems to like it."

You may not like it. It may not be what you were looking for. But many people have thought about the problem longer than you have and they have come up with a good solution.

If you would like to add to the menu, that is great. If people like it they'll do it. But complaining about volunteer help with strawmen (seatbelt analogy) and ad hominem (borg comment) attacks is pointless.

One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...
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