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From:jonathan michaels Date:April 15 1999 6:50am
Subject:Re: FAQ vs Manual (was: Re: Creating a SQL script...)
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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
> anything
> > EC> stronger, my FAQ would list short, concise answers to questions, along
> with
> > 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
> index.

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. 

jonathan michaels

byline .. if you don't like my spelling, thats your problem.

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