Re: Random Enum

Lew <>
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:31:54 -0400
Lew quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

Sometimes the official documentation can be soooo helpful.

Roedy Green wrote:

Just because you have the freakish ability to read Chinese from birth
does not mean everyone else is so endowed or should be.

First of all, the docs I read are in English, not Chinese. Secondly, the docs
I pointed out are not so difficult as you pretend. You do those who attempt
to learn Java (better) a *huge* disservice by trying to dissuade them in this
way from reading the documentation.

There needs to be another sort of JLS written for ordinary mortals
that explains ALL the fine points with carefully selected concrete
examples and some discussion of why things are the way they are.

Oh, come on. Have you actually tried reading the JLS? It's not that bad.

Sure, it isn't perfect, but it's pretty good. And the points I highlighted
about enum did explain the situation rather fully, especially when you take
the JLS and the API Javadocs together. That's a skill anyone can engage.

So don't pretend I have some super-human ability to read documentation,
flattering though that characterization be. I did what pretty much anyone
reading this newsgroup can do - I read the documentation. Try it - it's
really not that bad. Trust me.


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