james_b at neurogami.com
Thu Aug 25 23:09:34 EDT 2005
Mark Probert wrote:
> The debate in c.l.r is about overriding standard class methods and
> behaviour. Extending is okay, IMO, modifying is another issue.
> In George's defence, I think that he took the code from someone else.
> Given the gift he has given us with Nitro and Og, this is a small price
> to pay ;-)
On something of a side note, did anyone else find that thread weird? I
can understand wanting to point out design or code flaws, and having a
public discussion on differing opinions, but it seems perversely nasty
to take free code, and, because it gave you a problem that the author
almost certainly did not intend, publicly identify the code author and
essentially rip him a new asshole.
There are any number of ways to address such issues with a bit of tact,
while still having a public discussion that doesn't point to a
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