[xquery-talk] Collections - family relationships

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 12:12:10 PST 2014

On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Joe Wicentowski <joewiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Finally, someone understands my pure, noble intentions!  I aim to advance the state of the field through the following tactics: lob questions phrased so vaguely and researched so lightly that rational, compassionate people feel no choice but to respond lest they let me wallow in my very evident frustration and cluelessness.  Then, when they provide their best answer, I reply even more belligerently.  This pulls all the others into the discussion to sort out the mess.  Rinse, lather, repeat.  Eventually, through the mass of frustration, people start to piece together some vague sense of my original issue and acknowledge that there was some kernel of a point there.  By that time I have moved on and don't care anymore, and tell everyone so.  But look at what was accomplished.  Field, advanced, suckers!
> Other people might have stepped back from their initial sense of frustration, researched the issue, and made a polite request for assistance or comment.  But that's no fun.  And it's not my style.  And if you don't like it, go ahead, call me on it.  You'll be sorry.

Oh and lest I forget.

Mock people who actually make an effort to read the specification, try
to figure things out for themselves and don't just post demanding
answers, simply because their needs do not meet the level of
understanding required of a language implementer.

Way to achieve critical mass.

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