Ticket #2115 - another note about unpacking and changingdirectories

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 14:08:18 PDT 2008


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.

Good deal.  That sounds like a great compromise.  I'll do it.

   -- Bruce



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