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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Need help: cmake/pkgconfig breakage?

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:15:07 -0800 (PST)
> > I have no problem with learning, but an RTFM response
> rather than helping is lame. :)
> It does help if you don't know where to go to learn. 
> The problem with self learning is that it tends to be hit
> and miss.  Without an understanding of the general
> architecture, mistakes will be made.

In almost three decades of working in tech writing and training, I have learned a simple lesson: telling people to RTFM doesn't work. :)

Even people who are motivated to learn need guidance.

A method that works well to help people learn is to guide them through the problem alongside the documentation rather than just tell them to RTFM.

A short description about C/CXXFLAGS with respect to Trinity and links to sections of relative documentation would have helped. That's all.