Re: Jeremy's Documentation

From: Rich Chiavaroli (rchiav@FRONTIERNET.NET)
Date: 09/09/97

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Ray wrote:

> True, but Circle is currently able to be used by those who don't know how
> to code at all.  Just unzip it and compile it and you've got yourself a
> mud.  If the classes were gone, the mud would not be usable out of the
> box, so the would-be Circle imp would need to modify the code a bit
> before he/she would have a usable mud.

I don't think that he was actually serious about taking the classes out
but I do think that if you're going to ask questions, you should
understand the basic fundimentals of programming, specifically in ANSI C.
Two months ago, I couldn't tell you how to write a for loop or a
switch statement. But partly due to the fact I wanted to Imp a mud and
partly due to the fact that I wanted to learn something other than
VB and relational DB development, I taught myself C. It's as simple as
buying a book and *actually* reading it. Then comes the hard part,
looking through the code. It took a lot of time to get a good grasp
on what happened in which file but I have a good feel for how the
entire code works now. But it took work. And I don't think it's fair
for someone to ask "how to" when they haven't invested a fraction of
the time that some of the people who contribute to this list have.
Especially when it looks like they haven't even tried it on their
own yet. A person isn't going to learn if they don't try and fail...
and try again.

Well thats my .02 anyway...


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