[BangPypers] Responding to people who lack the curiosity

Srijayanth Sridhar srijayanth at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 20:09:28 CEST 2009


On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:12 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/6/12 Srijayanth Sridhar <srijayanth at gmail.com>:
> > As we speak:
> >
> > http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/339092
> >
> > Jayanth
>
> Don't blame the poor chap here. Blame microsoft for that cryptic error
> message.
>
> "'nmake' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file."
>
> Does it mean 'nmake' is there and recognized as something else like a
> text file? How can a newbie understand that nmake is not installed.
>
> I have seen so many people not staring at the error messages just
> because they think they can't make a sense of the error messages.
> Which is true to some extent.
>
> I remember some case like this in when I was doing my engineering.
> After installing linux and using it for some days, it used to get boot
> error "fsck: check forced". I didn't know what "check forced" means
> and that was like a road block for me and all I could do was reinstall
> linux from scratch again. I didn't had access to internet then,
> otherwise I could have asked similar foolish(?) questions.
>
> I think we should be kind for people asking such questions and show
> them the right way instead of flaming.
>


Boy have I opened a pandora's box or what?!

Great thread so far.

What you say is true, perhaps I should be kinder to him. However, I am not
sure what I can tell him at the moment. I've no clue what exactly is up with
his nmake :D

 Jayanth
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