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Subject: Re: [boost] [Fibers] Performance
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-16 10:12:25

On 16 January 2014 13:50, Andreas Schäfer <gentryx_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 13:27 Thu 16 Jan , Daniel James wrote:

>> Pedantically, the developer could also be a user of the library, but
>> their main point of view is as a developer of such functionality, and
>> their opinions are influenced by that. If they've put a lot of effort
>> into something, then it's likely that they will overvalue it. Feedback
>> from other developers is of course extremely useful, but the
>> difference should be appreciated.
> Let me try to rephrase that: said developer's point of view might be
> biased, thus his arguments carry less weight. Is that what you're
> saying?

No, of course it isn't.

> I'd then add to the discussion that his experience also makes
> him a domain expert, which reinforces his authority. This road is
> called "ad hominem" and doesn't lead anywhere.

Your response is called a "straw man argument", or an "Aunt Sally".

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