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RE: [xml-dev] RFC for XML Object Parsing

Brutal honesty speaks and tells me that I have a lot to learn, but it's you who have never used C++.  I realize this means YOU are not as learned as myself in that area and it will be faster for me to learn to be formal that it will be for you to learn C++.   
You said, "If you think that publishing code is a way to communicate ideas, you have a lot to learn."  
I say, It is a way.  I don't think its a way, I know its a way.  Its not a way with you, but it is a way nonetheless and it works well with people that are learned in C++.  For the unlearned, (such as yourself), I will not underestimate the value and importance of a 'white paper' that is more formal than my 'blog' and less technical than C++.  Thanks for your feedback, and please forgive any brutal honesty of my own.  It's all a form of poetry.
I don't have it written yet, when it is complete I will value your comments.  Hopefully this discussion here will help define the outline of this soon to exist formal document.

Subject: Re: [xml-dev] RFC for XML Object Parsing
From: mike@saxonica.com
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:54:30 +0000
CC: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
To: xmlboss@live.com

On 24 Mar 2014, at 00:44, Brian Aberle <xmlboss@live.com> wrote:

I love brutal honesty.  Its the only way to bring into light the barriers that the one being brutalized cannot see for himself.  Painful as it be, Ill have it no other way. If I could address the concern of the programme committee.  I would admit that your observation of a lack of formality is accurate.  The best documentation actually exists in the code. 

I'm sorry, but I'm not going to read your code in order to reverse engineer your ideas, especially as it's written in a programming language I have never used. If you think that publishing code is a way to communicate ideas, you have a lot to learn.

Michael Kay

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