I am new to MySQL but I have a lot of work to do with it from now on.
Soon, I'll be an expert. It would be my pleasure to serve as a volunteer
in the near future.
| Isabelle Poueriet |
| bella@stripped |
| http://www.bway.net |
On Sun, 11 Apr 1999, Paul DuBois wrote:
> I've been reading with interest the thread about a MySQL FAQ (which has
> now branched out to the MySQL documentation in general). It's always good
> to see ideas about improving the documentation. However, I'd like to make
> a single point:
> Someome has to do the work.
> Thus far, there have been a number of suggestions about what to do (some
> quite grandiose and far-reaching), but, with the exception of two people
> who are apparently collecting questions to put into a FAQ, has anyone
> volunteered to put some hours into working on the documentation? I don't
> mean to discourage anyone from coming up with ideas -- far from it, keep
> them coming. But (and this applies especially to schemes for extensive
> reorganization complete with lots of cross-referencing and so forth) I
> wonder: are you willing to do the work to make it happen? If not, why
> do you think anyone else would be? Also, if you think Monty, et al. should
> do it, I personally would prefer to have them working on code to make
> MySQL better, not spending all their time documenting. (This is not to
> minimize the importance of documentation, but someone has to write the
> code, and that's what they're already doing and -- I suspect -- prefer
> to keep on doing.)
> Again, I'm not criticizing ideas, just pointing out that it takes more
> than ideas for documentation to improve.
> Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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