On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, jonathan michaels wrote:
> 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,
> > 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, you are exactly correct! Me for one have been using MySQL
for a few months. I have learned more from the online index's than
i could by watching you guys ask questions about nothing i know
anything about IMHO.
> jonathan michaels
> byline .. if you don't like my spelling, thats your problem.
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