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From "George Sexton" <>
Subject RE: never say never...
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 19:12:04 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin van den Bemt [] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:24 AM
> To: Tomcat Developers List
> Subject: Re: never say never...

> You are pretty bad in taking examples. 

The example I took was specifically chosen because his comments are
incorrect. I suppose I could have put his opening comments where he was
baiting me but I chose to ignore those.

> Bill nicely described 
> the why nicely in nice words 

Bill started out his comments by baiting me. Whether it was done nicely or
not depends upon which side of the stick you're on. 

> (don't 
> know who is right or wrong, I don't care about that)

If you don't know what is wrong or right how do you know Bill gave a great
answer? It may have been a pleasant answer, but how can an answer be great
if its not right?

>> ) and your answer to that is quite unapropiate.
>> Especially the shouting. Just say you think he is 
>> wrong, because of xxx and everyone is happy..

Mladen's comments were pretty intemperate as well. They were accusatory and
belittling (joining the "Elite" trash). I think most people would be moved
to shout at this point.

> In short : I think Bill gave a great answer and you didn't 
> return that favour.

No. Bill gave a wrong answer. He ignored in the fact that and
javax.servlet.context.tempdir are equivalent in implementation in Tomcat,
and that to be compliant, Tomcat has to make writable.

> And another thing : I (and others do to I guess) read 
> bugzilla mails, so no need to copy & paste 
> that thing to a thread that has nothing to do with the thread 
> (despite to what you seem to think).

Mladen specifically referenced the issue. I felt it appropriate in my reply
to reference the whole context. I re-posted the relevant portions to
bugzilla after drafting the message.

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
Voice: 303 438 9585

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