Ticket #2115 - another note about unpacking and changingdirectories

Jack Gates genericmaillists at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 14:06:49 PDT 2008


On Monday 20 October 2008 04:55:26 pm Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:50:15 -0400, Jeremy Huntwork 
<jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> >> http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2115
> >>
> >> I am starting to address the subject ticket.  I propose to
> >> follow Chris' suggestion and move the 'Toolchain Technical
> >> Notes' section to the
> >
> > appendix
> >
> >> between Acknowledgments and Dependencies.  I will then change
> >> the
> >
> > Introduction
> >
> >> to refer to 'Toolchain Technical Notes' and tidy up any other
> >> wording
> >
> > changes
> >
> >> that are needed.
> >>
> >> Any objections?
>
> I'd really rather leave the Toolchain Technical Notes where they
> are.  In terms of my ability to learn something, I much rather
> have what I'm about to do explained to me before I do it, rather
> than do it 'blind' then be told why I just did what I did.  If,
> after completing the exercise, I don't understand what I just
> did, I can refer back to the previous explanation and then the
> repetition of that instructional material, coupled with the
> practical exercise I just completed, helps stuff to sink
> in...sometimes :)
>
> I understand that folks will have different methods of teaching &
> learning that they find the most effective, but the above is my
> own experience.
>
> My preference would be to keep the first 3 'Introduction'
> paragraphs where they are, then have the Toolchain Technical
> Notes, then the rest of the 'Introduction' material, maybe
> labelled as something like 'General Compilation Instructions'. 
> That new page would make it clear that all of the information on
> that page applies to each and every package.
>
> Regards,
>
> Matt.

I am new here but will speak up any way.

I agree with everything Matt said. I like to learn this way as well. 
I would not want this done another way.

-- 
Jack Gates




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