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Who's Stabbing the Newbs? #

by why in cult

From the Twisted-Python ML:

In this e-mail thread, someone wrote that people who say Twisted has no docs ought to be stabbed in the face. Obviously, this was intended as humor, but I believe that this social custom, as with other related social customs in Twistedland, deter people from some other cultures from participating.

I hate RTFM. I hate it. It reeks of superiority. I don’t find violent comments offensive really (it’s just another employment of hyperbole), but I beg of you—please don’t lord your Rubyness over others. (Seen on effbot.)

said on 24 May 2005 at 11:27


said on 24 May 2005 at 11:39

this makes me think: it’s been a while since people complained about ruby’s documentation, it used to be much more frequent some time ago.

Did we get out of that withouth stabbing people or some of you have been… ahem.. working behind the scenes?

said on 24 May 2005 at 12:08

I guess we just ended up stabbing guys not writing documentation and praising the ones who do. ;)

said on 24 May 2005 at 13:53

Should this no-stabbing policy apply to tech support staff? Shouldn’t we give them an exemption? It’d be a cheaper incentive to stay with the job over a pay raise and/or food rations.

said on 25 May 2005 at 01:39

I for one prefer shivving anyway, it’s cheaper and more practical. You can have your bourgeois stabbing and slashings.

said on 25 May 2005 at 09:24

Yeah, people don’t complain about ruby’s docs as much, maybe it’s because with lots of archives in ruby-talk and blogs like this it’s easier to find an answer outside of the standard docs.

Unfortunately, it’s not because the situation is much better. Our docs are still pretty lousy.

said on 28 May 2005 at 13:47

Who needs docs when you can read the source? *evil laughter*

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