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Re: RE: Originality

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  • Subject: [mg29542] Re: [mg29527] RE: [mg29482] Originality
  • From: "Hermann Schmitt" <schmitther at>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 02:00:56 -0400 (EDT)
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no one is forced to use OO.
On the other hand, no one knows all the kind of problems, which have to be
tackled by programmers.
I, personally, think, that there are problems, for which OO is well suited.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Park" <djmp at>
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Subject: [mg29542] [mg29527] RE: [mg29482] Originality

> > From: Orestis Vantzos [mailto:atelesforos at]
To: mathgroup at
> To: mathgroup at
> >
> > ...we beat each other to the keyboard to provide our code,
> > often in the form of "the right code". Some among us even beat
> > the ambitious
> > newbie into pulp, rushing to show him just how pointless and reduntant
> > approach is. A clear point is made: "we don't need your thoughts, we
> > everything solved".
> >
> Right on, Orestis. All questions and suggestions, including newbie ones,
> interesting and useful. I learn a lot from them. They are often not as
> "trivial" as they look and force me, at least, to extend my own knowledge
> Mathematica. I am always amazed at the variety of methods that
> put forward for solving various problems. I'll never forget the time I
> replied to a posting saying that something couldn't be done and there were
> three other postings showing three different methods for doing it!
> MathGroup is one of the most professional and civilized newsgroups there
> (thanks partly to Steve Christensen). I hope nobody, from the rankest
> to the very busy advanced professional, will ever hesitate to post their
> question or suggestion to MathGroup or have to worry that it or they will
> regarded as "stupid". The people who ask the questions are the very
> life-blood of MathGroup.
> David Park
> djmp at

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