Changelist analogy confusing

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at
Thu Sep 4 00:14:38 CDT 2008

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> James Kistruck wrote:
>> In both these cases adding a small rider right up front, such as "plus
>> your local changes - see later" or "though at the moment you are
>> restricted to one tag per file" would have helped me.  As it was, I
>> immediately went back to other parts of the book to check my
>> understanding before I read on to the bit that explained the limitation
>> / clarified the simple statement.
>> But hey, I haven't written a book, nor am I an editor, so maybe that's
>> bad style :-)
> Actually, I find your suggestions to be good ones.  I'll see if I can
> work them into the text before the second edition goes to print. 
> Thanks, James.

Sorry to push back a little on this, James, but would you be able to provide
a patch or at least a description of the exact suggested wording changes
that you'd like to see here?  I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment with book
(and other) tasks, and am having trouble finding the best spots to make the
general tweaks you've suggested.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at> |

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