Boost logo

Boost :

From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-02 08:53:17

Carlo Wood <carlo_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 10:12:41PM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Carlo, you're displaying an unreasonably petulant attitude.
> In that alinea, I was.


>> If you're going to say "never mind then" every time someone fails to
>> quickly grasp and accept your ideas, this is not an environment in
>> which you will be able to operate effectively.
> Yes, yes... but it is not because I am irritated that I said that.
> I say it because the communication was already such non-effective
> (inefficient and fruitless) that it became below a certain
> threshold; I like to do things that are productive. I can be very
> patient with say 15 y/o C++ newbies who just started to learn C++
> (ie, on IRC) just as long as they clearly make progress, but when a
> professional C++ developer and maintainer of an important package
> doesn't read (and/or understands) posts about his very own package
> then that instantly irritates me

Lack of understanding may be due to a deficiency in your communication
style rather in the effort or acuity of the listener.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at