Steve Mansfield wrote:
> Indeed - as I go through the manual (which, on reflection, is really, *really*
> awful) I'm having a lot of those 'huh?' moments. Trouble is, at this stage I
> don't know whether those are caused by my lack of knowledge about C++ or just
> obscurity in the manual itself.
The problem isn't that the manual is obscure, it's that it's a reference
manual, not a tutorial. Sure, there's stuff in there that tries to be a
tutorial, but they should be separated out and clarified. We should
either have two manuals, or at least a manual in two sections. What a
newbie wants from a manual is not the same thing that those of us who
have been using MySQL++ for years want.
The tutorial should be built around the existing examples. Where
insufficient examples exist to support the flow of the tutorial, write
I don't think anything should be done about the reference manual right
now. I'll probably initiate that effort myself, using Doxygen or
something like it:
> So, if anyone on the writing team
Um, so far, you and Earl are the team. Go team. :)
> wants to send me the current version of the manual,
You have the current version. The last time it was touched was nearly 4
years ago, when 1.7.9 was released.