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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-06 17:56:12

David Abrahams wrote:
>>> On Behalf Of Jonathan Turkanis:

>>> I'm one of those people who feels I
>>> must put a lot of work into a review. For the FSM review I broke
>>> this policy and wrote a review even though I had only studied the
>>> documentation. My review was negative; it was basically a list of
>>> what I considered to be shortcomings of the library.
>>> I ended up getting into an unpleasant exchange with the library
>>> author, who repeatedly challenged me to suggest concrete changes to
>>> the design to fix the perceived problems. I had examined the library
>>> more thoroughly, my guess is that I would have been able to suggest
>>> improvements. I don't blame the library author in this case; it's
>>> only natural to ask for an alternate design when you are told that
>>> your design is flawed;

> Maybe, but you shouldn't feel guilty. The onus is on the proposer to
> come up with a good design.

I don't feel guilty. The episode left me with a bad taste in my mouth.


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