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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost.Local] Review
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-24 21:54:53

On 11/25/2011 10:28 AM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>> When someone says that it's difficult to use, the response seems to be
>> > to argue with them and tell them they're wrong. That's not solving the
>> > problem, it's making it worse.
>> >
> When someone says it's difficult to use, it doesn't say anything
> useful. Difficult is relative -- difficult compared to what? Because
> it's a very relative thing (like whether something is ugly or
> beautiful) discussing anything that pertains to 'difficulty'.
> What are the problems can be solved? Those that are demonstrably
> quantifiable. If the problem is there's 100KB of error messages
> generated by compiler A using library X, should it be a matter of the
> library being broken automatically or should it be that the compiler
> is broken? I'd wager if the compiler didn't barf 100KB of error
> messages for a seemingly "innocent" mistake done by the human in the
> equation, then maybe that human wouldn't be complaining regardless of
> whether library X was used or not.
> I just want to be clear here: there are two tools involved, one is the
> library and the other is the compiler. Fixing the correct broken tool
> should be the solution. Any discussion on fixing the wrong "not
> broken" tool is moot.

Or somewhere in between the compiler and user (i.e. UI). See my other
post: Re: TMP error messages

I'd really like to pin this down.


Joel de Guzman

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