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Old November 21st, 2007, 01:35 PM
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First, no I have not authored any books for Wrox I am merely the person that validates the Technical Accuracy of a given book for the company. Authoring books and my level of expertise, however, is irrelevant to your post and I do not need to validate myself to you as my posts on the forum should speak for themselves.

I am curious, though, as to how you come to the conclusion that I am undermining you. Is it because I knew the anser to your problem and, instead of simply giving you the answer, I provided you a hint that forced you to think about the problem? Or is it because I suggested that you pick up a Beginners book?

I do no believe in spoon feeding people answers to their problems you are, after all, a programmer and deciphering compiler errors and being able to debug your own code should be second nature to you. In any event, if you are a beginner that is fine, post these types of questions in the beginners forum.

Lastly, from a "House Keeping" prespective it is unwise to simply have code in place that you "might" use at a later date. YOU understand what you are doing but the next programmer that comes along may get confused with all of the unecessary code.

hth.



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