Constructive criticism

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Jul 29 05:55:00 GMT 2010


On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 03:35:09AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 28/07/2010 01:14, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 07:55:14PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>> Darn, dropped the punchline:
>>>
>>>>> Your code is 100% bogus and should be taken out the back,
>>>>> lined up against a wall, and machine-gunned.
>>>>>
>>>>> Then the bleeding corpse should be hung, drawn and quartered.
>>>>>
>>>>> Then burnt.
>>>>>
>>>>> Then the smouldering rubble should be jumped up and down on.
>>>>
>>>> By a hippo
>> 
>> Oh boy.  That brought back memories.  I guess I'm glad I'm not the
>> object of the discussion though.
>
>  Clearly, I was too subtle in that reply.  It doesn't seem that anyone in
>that thread was distinguishing between criticising someone's code and
>criticising the person themselves.  Oh well, never mind.

I'm certainly well aware of the distinction but it's not one that I've
had much luck with myself.

>  Well, I'm too busy to care right now anyway, I've got a whole bunch of
>parents that I have to go and tell that their babies are ugly!

Wait!  Dave!  Stop!

Oh boy.  I'll bet it's too late.

cgf



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