[Dojo-interest] Bug / Misfeature / Bad Doc in Tree Widget
shaneosullivan1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 15:31:40 UTC 2007
Taking the higher moral ground and refraining from finger pointing is
considered to be a more professional approach to interacting with your
peers. The 'but he started it!' defence is not a valid excuse in a
forum such as this. If you disagree with someone, please explain your
reasoning clearly, in the understanding that people have different
views on the same subject, often with both being valid to greater or
Also, in an open source community, becoming abusive solves nothing.
As Jon's perfectly valid response shows, it only encourages people not
to participate, at least in conjunction with you. This leads to a less
active community, and eventually to people in general giving little or
no credence to your opinions.
So, for your sake and the community as a whole, please take a deep
breath before hitting the send key, and have a quick read over your
mails to ensure that you are striking an appropriate tone.
On 12/12/2007, Daniel <daniel.carrera at zmsl.com> wrote:
> How much patience is Jon extending toward me? Every time I struggle with
> something his answer is that it's perfectly well documented and I should
> have figured it out. Is that being respectful and patient with me? I'm
> sorry, but Jon is getting on my nerves.
> Shane O'Sullivan wrote:
> > Daniel,
> > I normally don't write emails like this, but it has to be pointed out.
> > You are using quite abusive language on this list, and have been
> > repeatedly. We all try to maintain a minimum amount of civility
> > towards each other, regardless of how strongly we feel about any
> > particular subject.
> > Please extend the same patience and courtesy towards people as they
> > extend towards you.
> > Thanks
> > Shane
> > On 12/12/2007, Daniel <daniel.carrera at zmsl.com> wrote:
> >> Jon Sykes wrote:
> >>> "an identifier is an attribute that uniquely identifies the item, like
> >>> a primary key"
> >>> Seems pretty clearly documented.
> >> No, it's crap documentation. The example SHOULD NOT mix together the GUI
> >> names and identifiers, and one should be perfectly able to copy and
> >> paste the example and make some minor changes without it magically
> >> breaking. The example should do show a minimum of good practise. In
> >> addition, it doesn't make clear that the identifier attribute contains a
> >> string which is later used to denote which key is used as the
> >> identifier. Using 'name' is a very poor choice for identifier and the
> >> documentation should be above crap like that.
> >> Calling it easy doesn't make it easy. Fix the dammed thing. It doesn't
> >> take much work.
> >> Daniel.
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