Survey Caution

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Sat May 29 17:48:44 EDT 2010

  On 30/05/2010 00:26, Scott Rossi wrote:
> Recently, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>> Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>>> Now; while I'm on this particular soap-box let me have "a go" at the
>>>> RunRev documentation:
>>>> the other day I asked a question about how to duplicate a card with all
>>>> its controls,
>>>> scripts and so forth . . .
>>>> now the reason why I asked this question is because I searched through
>>>> the documentation under DUPLICATE and COPY . . .
>>>> now, maybe I'm thick, or maybe it just didn't occur to me to look for
>>>> CLONE;
>>>> by why would it?
>>> Because it's included in the See Also list for the "copy" command.
>> How many people are going to read a set of documentation in such close
>> detail?
> So you're implying the documentation is not good enough because you choose
> not to read it.  Hmmm.
>> I program as an exercise in pure poetry, as artistic expression; and how
>> many
>> painters do you know who read everything written on the tubes of paint??????
>> Especially the "see also" bits at the bottom of the 'tube'.
> To be fair, "See Also" is the 3rd block down in the docs, pretty well "above
> the fold".  And if your tube of paint required an operating system to run,
> shipped with dozens of example tubes and documentation describing how best
> to apply the paint, explaining what media are most suitable for the paint,
> then it seems pretty likely you would crack open the docs at some point.

Point to you . . . :)  I, honestly, find that continually looking up 
things in
the documentation can get so stifling it cramps all the other thought 
necessary to program effectively.
> Please.
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
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