cElementTree clear semantics
grante at visi.com
Sun Sep 25 22:29:27 CEST 2005
On 2005-09-25, D H <no at spam> wrote:
>>>Igor V. Rafienko wrote:
>>>>This gave me the desired behaviour, but:
>>>>* It looks *very* ugly
>>>>* It's twice as slow as version which sees 'end'-events only.
>>>>Now, there *has* to be a better way. What am I missing?
>>>Try emailing the author for support.
>> I don't think that's needed. He is one of the most active
>> members of c.l.py, and you should know that yourself.
> I would recommend emailing the author of a library when you
> have a question about that library. You should know that
> yourself as well.
For the things I "support", I much prefer answering questions
in a public forum. That way the knowledge is available to
everybody, and it reduces the number of e-mailed duplicate
questions. Most of the gurus I know (not that I'm attempting
to placing myself in that category) feel the same way. ESR
explained it well.
Quoting from http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#forum
You are likely to be ignored, or written off as a loser, if
* post a personal email to somebody who is neither an
acquaintance of yours nor personally responsible for
solving your problem
In general, questions to a well-selected public forum are
more likely to get useful answers than equivalent questions
to a private one. There are multiple reasons for this. One
is simply the size of the pool of potential respondents.
Another is the size of the audience; hackers would rather
answer questions that educate a lot of people than questions
which only serve a few.
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