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Sam Tregar
May 7, 2000 11:24
Re: overloading = [a solution]
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On 7 May 2000, Simon Cozens wrote:

> Nick Ing-Simmons (lists.p5p):
> >Sam Tregar <> writes:
> >>What package supports people that don't want to know about the
> >>package? 
> >
> >Tk for one. I suspect the vast majority of its users have no idea 
> >what happens inside. 
> *DB*_File, for another. You don't know what goes on in the package:
> you utter a magic line, and suddenly your hash is connected to a
> database. That's the whole *point* of tying.

Enough!  I didn't respond to Nick, thinking I'd just let the
misunderstanding slide; but now it's becoming a running joke!

Ilya (quoted out of context) was referring to the *API* for a prospective
package, critisizing it for requiring the user to learn to use it when he
thought 'tie' would be sufficient.  I responded (quoted out of context)
that no package supports users that don't learn the *API*.  This was meant
as a sort of rhetorical lead-in for a more reasonable response.

So, in response: no, neither Tk nor *DB*_File supports users that don't
want to know about the *API*.


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