Re: A Problem With GD
- From: Mark Manning <markem@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:36:42 -0600
A. Sinan Unur wrote:
Since it is you and I talking here - you should be able to know what
the "it" is. Others, if they want to know what "it" is should read
the previous posts. Therefore, the "it" is unnecessary.
Quoting properly is necessary.
You do not quote the entire dictionary just because you want to reference it.
The only thing that needed to be posted was:
$rgb = (r<<16)|(g<<8)|b;
should replace all of the colorAllocations.
So, you are telling everyone that the whole GD::Image interface is wrong. Talk about arrogance. How about the thousands of people who are able to write correct code?
Ok, excuse me here - but what leap of faith did you make? Up until this point no one has said anything about "the whole GD::Image interface is wrong." Suddenly, because I have said I may have found a problem the whole thing is no longer useful? Talk about over the top. And your next sentence you should say to yourself while looking into a mirror. Last, but not least is the question of "What constitutes CORRECT code?" Just because you like to write something one way does not mean that is the only correct way to do it. Is
for( $i=0; $i<10; $i++ )...
any better than
while( $i++ < 10 )...
any worse? Which is correct? I believe that Larry Wall put it best once when he said that there is no one way to write a Perl program. Maybe you should follow his lead.
That's right! So if you DON'T want to VOLUNTEER to help out - then
DON'T! But DON'T try to make others conform to YOUR way of doing
things! That's like going over to Louisiana, bringing food and water
to those people who need it - and then telling them they have to pay
you for your services! And your excuse would be "HEY! I'M JUST A
VOLUNTEER! YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT I SAY!" What a load of bunk!
Let's see: So, I am handing out food and blankets after a natural disaster (although I am not presumptuous enough to think that the help we provide here is *that* important).
While I am handing out stuff, I see a strong person push away the meek to get to the front of the line. According to you, I am supposed to say "here, take as much as you want".
Ah. Another lapse in logic. If you want to look at c.l.p.misc as a line - then no one has a choice but to wait in line since the computer forces you to be put in in a certain order. Therefore, there can not be (logically) someone FORCING their way to the front of the line. YOU, if you so choose, can jump to whereever you want in the line while READING the messages - but >I< can not FORCE YOU to read my message. Therefore, saying that >I< have forced my way to the head of the line is illogical and without merit.
In fact, take a look at how the Red Cross operates: You have to do as they say to get the help. You cannot go to a shelter, and start a fight. You cannot cut to the front of the line.
More illogical nonsense. First, the Red Cross will only help if you ask them to help. They do not force themselves on to anyone. They offer their services, but if the country, province, state, parish, city, or even individual refuses their help they do not usually force themselves onto the other party. So your demented "You have to do as they say" is incorrect - but be my guess and please go tell them that they are forcing themselves off on to others.
Now as for the "You cannot go to a shelter..." thing. This is incorrect as well. You CAN go to a shelter and start a fight just like you started one here with me. The reaction you might get would be, as in this case, well deserved.
Volunteers are people who provide help to other people for the satisfaction they feel afterwards of helping people whom, they feel, deserve it. They are not slaves. They have every right to choose whom they help, and other what conditions.
Yes, but as has been said repeatedly to you - the person would first have to want to be helped in the first place. Otherwise, you are forcing yourself off onto another. Similar to how rape happens. That being the one person forcing themselves off onto the other.
Now - I want you to realize something. When you say "They have every right to choose whom they help" you are correct. This is, after all, what I have said all along. It is the "and other what conditions" (which I take to really mean "and under what conditions") which is wrong. The first half of the sentence says you want to help. The second says you have the right to rape me in order for me to get the help. So somehow, I think I must say "Thank you," but "No thank you".
No one *has to be* tolerant of anything. I mean, if anything goes, why even have a hierarchy of groups. Why not have just one group where everyone asks whatever question he feels like asking, and those helpful volunteers can slave away trying to figure out which questions they can answer.
You obviously missed the entire point. As I said, if you want moderation use c.l.p.moderated. If you want a hodge-podge of things to do with Perl you use c.l.p.misc(ellaneous). Nor did I suggest that everything be dumped into one group. Again - those are your words - not mine. And as for volunteers slaving away: it can feel like that but it still doesn't give you the right to act like you have. No one is forcing you to act like this. No one ever said you have to treat people like you do. You just do. Or - you just don't.
Having a hierarchy of groups with specialized topics and customs allow those helpful people to do the most good with the least effort.
Yes, it does. But misc is still misc. Good, bad, or ugly - it is still misc.
You are proposing to make it hard for us to do good.
Again, >I< have not proposed you do anything with the groups. >YOU< may be now proposing it; but >I< did no such thing.
You are trying to bully us into accepting that the interface to a whole module which thousands of other people have successfully used ought to be changed because of your own incompetence. Do you really think that the colorAllocate method has been deficient all this time and you are the one genius who stumbled upon it?
Ah! More name calling. Now I'm incompetent. To answer your question though: Genius? Ehhhhh...probably not. Stumbled upon it? Probably. After all, there are litterally thousands of things which people have stumbled upon before this - so why is it so amazing that I stumbled upon this problem?
Don't answer that: We now know your arrogance does not know any limits.
Ah, yes. My arrogance knows no bounds. That's why you are saying such things as "because of your own incompetence". Oh yes. I'm the one who's arrogant and childish and misinformed. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
go over and beat them up - you're just going to act like say - Hitler
and put up a set of rules and regulations and then try to enforce
those rules and regulations by ostracizing those who are different.
Apparently you do not understand what Hitler and the Nazi's did.
Apparently I may better than you.
Only someone with great insensitivity can equate the holocaust with a response to one's own rudeness. What an inappropriate comparison!
Only someone who has lived through the aftermath knows how closely what you are saying and doing is to what happened during that time.
Did you ever - perchance - read "The way"? Notice any similarities to what you have been propounding and what the teacher did in the story?
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