ops! ops! ops!
I wonder : Who does have the reason in this discussion?
Mr. Jason Teagle or Mr. David Freeman
Being honest, I would say 50% and 50%.
At 09:45 04/06/02, Jason Teagle wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Freeman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: "'Jason Teagle'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "'PHP Mailing List'"
>Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 1:58 PM
>Subject: RE: [PHP] MySQL - Creating The Database
>How very sad. It's not new - I've seen things like this on many lists and
>newsgroups. Apparently it is easier for people to be sarcastic and give a
>flippant RTFM response than to actually help people. The only list I've ever
>seen that actually treated newcomers with a bit of respect in most cases is
>Here's an example of what a good answer would have been:
>"MySQL databases aren't single files like other types. They're like
>directories with files as tables.
>PHP itself can create a database, take a look at mysql_connect(),
>mysql_query() and the CREATE DATABASE SQL action."
>See? It gives the answer, involves no sarcasm or mockery, and above all,
>actually HELPS the OP.
>But no... being a smart-ass is easier, right?
>The trouble with wise guys like these is that they assume:
>1) That the OP has not bothered to try to find the answer.
>We're not all geniuses, we can't all think laterally all the time, we can't
>all come up with the right way of finding the answer. For the record, I
>_did_ look online using Google and _did_ look around the PHP manual, but was
>unlucky enough not to end up on the route that shows mysql_create_db(). My
>2) That the OP already knows the answer.
>Coming from a number of other programming languages where it is not possible
>to create a database programmatically, it is natural to assume that the same
>might be true of PHP. Had I known that PHP could create it from scratch, I
>would not have needed to deal with this pathetic situation. But I didn't
>know, so I stupidly thought that I might get some help from a list
>pretending to help people trying to program in PHP.
>Obviously, I was wrong. Also my misfortune.
>Don't bother responding, I have left the list. Plenty of places where people
>are actually willing to help.
>o o Jason Teagle
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