"Jonah H. Harris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On 2/28/07, Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> "Jonah H. Harris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> > Which is, of course, how everyone else does it.
>> I happen to agree with your conclusion but this line of argument is
>> exceptionally unconvincing. In fact in this crowd you'll tend to turn people
>> off and lose people if you say things like that rather than convince anyone 
>> of
>> anything.
> Rather than reinventing the wheel, it often pays to piggyback on the
> solutions others in similar situations have encountered.  I'm just
> stating how others provide similar functionality or capabilities.  If
> someone dislikes an idea just because the major vendors have done it
> that way, that's their own problem.  It's up to the community to
> decide how to proceed given the information at hand.

Except that's not what you're doing. There's nothing wrong with saying "foo
does this clever thing I think we should copy because <insert argument>". Nor
even "foo does this thing, would that help us?" But what you seem to be saying
is "*Because* foo does this thing we can conclude it's a clever thing and we
should do it".

  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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