Re: Code comments as Documentation

Subject: Re: Code comments as Documentation
From: cchris -at- toptechwriter -dot- us
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:07:12 -0600

> > > What a pathetic viewpoint.
> >
> > Discussion that sinks to this level is not discussion at all. Play nice, or
> > play alone.
> I'm sorry, but how is this not playing nice, exactly? It's my
> understanding that viewpoints, thoughts, and ideas were all fair game
> here.
> Someone also commented about sticks and stones...
> I'm terribly sorry you took my reply as a personal attack, but if you
> re-read it you should notice that it was not.
> If by playing nice you mean biting my tongue and saying what you want
> to hear, then I apologize but I cannot do that as I wouldn't then be
> offering my own opinion - I'd be offering yours. However, if you're
> looking a healthy discussion that challenges ideas, processes, and
> mindsets, I'm game.

You may not have intended a personal attack, but your reply seems to
hair-split: "I didn't say that you're pathetic, just that you have a
pathetic viewpoint". It's hard to convey strong language in plain text
without someone on the receiving end taking it the wrong way. Maybe we'd
all be better off using Newspeak: "Your idea is doubleplus ungood", or
maybe not.



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