Re: Passing a Method Name to a Method, Redux

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:19:13 -0400
On 7/23/2011 3:14 PM, lewbloch wrote:

lewbloch wrote:

Arne Vajh?j wrote:

lewbloch wrote:

Ain't the FM (of "RTFM") a marvel? Amazing what one can learn by
reading the documentation!

Is is great reading the FM.

In this case the FM (at least not in what you quote) does not cover
the topic of discussion - whether it is a monolithic executable
or a series of executables.

A difference that makes no difference is no difference.

But for completeness:

[links to cpp docs]

This can be learned from reading the frakkin' manual as suggested!
Does everyone have to be spoonfed everything?

The idea here is to follow the general principle, e.g., RTFM!, so that
one can be independently brilliant. Just because I only led you to
the door and didn't open it and spread roses in your path doesn't make
my advice bad. I anticipate that any real programmer will take the
hint and do their own homework, once shown where they can look.

For example, the poster who whined about wanting a standalone
preprocessor could have easily looked up those links posted here,
given the hint that it was at least possible that the indicated
documentation would yield that data. For that matter, so could you
have. It would have been far more helpful for you to post the
additional data to help that whiner than to speciously complain that I
didn't. Don't you want to be helpful?

But in the end, monolithic or separate, they get the ability to run
the preprocessor on its own EVEN WERE IT PART OF A MONOLITHIC
PROGRAM! Why wouldn't that suit, hm?


This little subthread is not about the OP's problem, but about
whether GCC is monolitic.

Just saying RTFM is fine.

Saying RTFM and providing relevant information from the FM for
the discussion is fine.

I can not really see any point in saying RTFM and providing
irrelevant information from the FM.

And I don't think that is requiring to be spoonfed.


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