Why context is important in deciding what is important?
This is from a post request in the forum:
I notice that a lot of the "debate" in the comments of your posts tend to ignore this. You tend to be very clear when you post about the context that helped make a decision, but then comments tend to ignore that and go after the fact that your decision doesn't follow X guideline, Y pattern, or the Z principle.
Yes, I noticed that as well.
damn comments grmbl
no, wait, posting this request violates the humility principle!
That is one of the reasons I love yours and Udi's posts. You do what needs to be done in real scenarios. This in turn helps me to look beyond the veil of patterns and practices in my own code and do what needs to be done.
Stefan if everyone obeyed that principle the Internet would be empty (or very sparse at least)
When did I promise to be humble?
Isn't that section 14.2 of the blogger contract every blogger has to sign to legally blog in the universe?
Anyway, this isn't specific to blogging.. if you ask someone to comment (I won't go into if blogging is a request to comment or not) you can bet they'll never return null.
Context is _everything_!!!!
I think this actually makes the comments more valuable in a way. The blog post is usually razor sharp and then the comments add value by being overly broad.
"context is important in deciding what is important"
Without the context of this argument, it is self-defeating.
OK, I'm being a smarty pants.