On Wed, Apr 14, 1999 at 10:26:51AM -0500, Ed Carp wrote:
> > EC> spirit of spoon-feeding Pablum to babies because they can't handle
> > EC> stronger, my FAQ would list short, concise answers to questions, along
> > EC> links to the appropriate sections in the manual.
> > The word "index" comes to mind. It seems that the utility of any
> > manual is about as good as its index is. My opinion is that FAQ files
> > exist due to two reasons: missing info in the manuals and hard to find
> > info in the manuals. Both problems can be solved by improving the
> > manual, in particular the index.
> I disagree completely. A FAQ and an index serve completely different
> purposes. For the newcomer to MySQL, the FAQ is of more utility than an
you are wrong .. a well constructed index is far better than
any faq could even hope to be.
it reiterate a faq and a index serve two diferent purposes, a
newcommer to a subgect is far better served by a book with a
well constructed index, having a good toc helps as well.
a faq is for frequently asked questions, which may or maynot be
of any use to a beginner. people whoi argue the line about
faq's being usefull to newcommers have either no understanding
of teh subgect matter at hand or have forgotten what its like
to be a newcommer.
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