[Chicago-talk] I want to evangelize

JT Smith jt at plainblack.com
Mon Mar 28 09:44:16 PST 2005

I think that taking criticism is key to winning your uphill battle. I could be reading 
something into it, but you seem a little defensive toward these comments.

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 11:27:23 -0600
  Jim Thomason <thomasoniii at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, for starters, a "minimum configuration file" that is a couple hundred
>> lines long and that doesn't have a bunch of stuff i am told not to touch.  :)
>> That scares me.
> Oh, it's not that bad. The types entry shouldn't be touched until you
> know what you're doing, since they're used by the abstract factory.
> And it does say that, ya know. ;-)
>> Also, with a web application framework
> This note irks me the most, I've obviously gotta be more clear in my
> docs - since it's not just a web application framework. It's just an
> application framework. You can use it on the web, if you'd like, but
> it operates quite nicely as a standalone framework as well. It's not
> just web specific.
> And calling HTML::Mason an awesome framework is a bit of a stretch, I
> think. You ever try upgrading a version of mason? It's like pulling
> teeth considering how often the API changes (at least going from an
> older install -> a newer one)
>> So, in a nutshell, good examples.  An interesting application written with the
>> software, plus examples of why someone would want to code in the style
> Good examples I can handle. Any suggestions as to what you'd consider
> an "interesting application"?
> Thanks for the suggestions. I'm gonna win this uphill fight, dammit.
> -Jim....
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