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Re: [Swftools-common] version 1.0?

From: Mark Lee
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] version 1.0?
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 04:44:18 -0700 (PDT)

Chris, don't get me wrong as basically I'm supporting your point about learning and contributing. (I've already offered to contribute translation of the technical info into user friendly language and am attempting to learn C++.) However, there's a "but": car designers/makers, even if they do it for free, are pleased when non-engineers can get in, turn the switch and drive off without knowing about pistons and injectors. Most of us will only be able to pump gas, change wheels (hah!) and sometimes remember to check the oil and washer fluid. It's good that a trucker can make some quick fixes when he's broken down but if he were to spend weeks on fixing rather than grabbing another truck while the expert does the fixing, he'd be not using time as productively as he could. Yeah, just pay the expert.


From: Chris Pugh <address@hidden>
To: Ricardo Pedroso <address@hidden>
Cc: Swftools <address@hidden>
Sent: Wed, April 21, 2010 3:39:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] version 1.0?

On 21 April 2010 02:55, Ricardo Pedroso <address@hidden> wrote:
> And by the way, one of the best methods that I found  to learn about
> an opensource project, was trying to help others when they have
> troubles to accomplish something. This way, forces me to run after a
> real objective. You will be surprised, I hope, about how powerful this
> method is.

A good time waster as well, when there are other things to be done!
Very annoying when the answer isn't obvious and it requires more than
a spot of cogitation... ;o)

> Judging about the amount of post, Chris is using this method too :) -

Spotted that did you?  ;o)  Probably guilty of overdoing it now and then.
( but just tell me to shut up. ),  I do find it interesting, and a good learning
method - someone asks something I haven't a clue about, so I see what
happens if I scratch around a bit in the odd spare moment. I should learn
more.though, Sinclair ZX Basic and Z80 assembler has been superceded
hasn't it?  Anyone out there old enought o remember the Oric 1?


It certainly wasn't a lemon!  :D

> For USA fellows, I hope nobody patent this method :D

Oh dear!  Now you've gone and put the idea into their heads.. ;o)



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