OT: Why I Probably Will Never, Ever Learn HTML%
stephen at barncard.com
Wed Jan 10 16:14:11 EST 2018
Richmond, now you're just grumbling.
Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -
On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 12:22 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Well, that page is like most computer manual pages: written in pompous,
> over-jargonised language.
> I am 100% sure that what that page actually covers up is fairly straight
> I just had a look at Danny Goodman's "The Complete HyperCard 2.2" and
> that its 1144 pages could be "boiled down" to about 200: one of the many
> why I have never managed to read more than a page at a go.
> My wife and I have been reading through Plato's Republic recently: now
> a book that is easy to read, contains a lot of sense, and is still valid
> about 2,500
> years after it was written.
> People who write programming guides should attend writing seminars first
> be required to read texts that say what they have to say in a clear way
> that does
> not obfuscate everything with fancy words and obscure phrases.
> On 10/1/2018 10:02 pm, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote:
>> Maybe it is just age… or whatever.
>> But every time I get the idea of "maybe I might see if I will do
>> something in HTML5"
>> I go to a page like this, I start to get a headache and walk away.
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